National Technology Day
National Technology Day

This Day in History on 11th May

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 11th May. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

National Technology Day

National Technology Day (India)

Important Events:

Jyotirao Phule
Jyotirao Phule

1878: First meeting of Marathi book writers.

1888: Phule was bestowed with the title of Mahatma

1987: President’s rule imposed in Punjab.

1998: Three momentous events took place on the day that did the nation proud. Firstly, three underground nuclear tests at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan, which included a hydrogen bomb, were tested; secondly, the successful test firing of the ‘Trishul Missile’ and thirdly, the maiden Certification test flight of ‘Hansa-3’, the first-all Composite indigenous two seater aircraft.

1999: Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case: The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence on four of the 26 accused, life imprisonment to three and acquitted the remaining 19 people.

1857:  Indian Rebellion of 1857: Indian rebels seize Delhi from the British.

1920: The decision of Oxford University to give women access to graduation

Birthday / Anniversary:

Jiddu Krishnamurti,
Jiddu Krishnamurti,

1888: Asaf Ali, lawyer, nationalist, writer and connoisseur of music and arts, was born.

1895: Jiddu Krishnamurti, the great Indian profound philosopher of international repute, was born at Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh.

1930: Ganesh Narayan R, great Industrialist, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral
Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral

1885: Krishnamohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist of Bengal, passed away.

2009: Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda, Indian admiral (b. 1915)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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