16 May- This Day in History

This Day in History on 16th May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 16th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Teachers’ Day (Malaysia)

Important Events:

V. Shantaram

1911: Pumping Station of Calcutta was commissioned at Tallah.
1932: Hundreds die in fighting between Muslims and Hindus at Bombay.
1946: Gandhiji’s Cabinet Mission announces Plan.
1960: International Telex Service between India and U.K. started.
1975: Sikkim High Court was established at Gangtok for Sikkim territory.
1975: Sikkim annexed principality and was declared as the 22nd state of Indian Union.
1986: V. Shantaram, 75, was chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke award.
1995: Government of India decides not to extend the validity of TADA Act.
1996: Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days (from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [techinally till 01-06-1996]), although his ability to govern effectively is in doubt.

Birthday / Anniversary:

K. Natwar Singh

1926: Manik Varma, famous singer, was born.
1933: Shani, writer of novel ‘Kalajal’ and film ‘Shaukin’, was born.
1931: K. Natwar Singh, Indian scholar and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs

Death / Death Anniversary:

1945: Prahraj Gopalchandra, modern author of Oria language, passed away.
1994: Phani Mujumdar, veteran film producer and director, passed away.
2014: Russi Mody, Indian businessman (b. 1918)

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