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This Day in History on 16th May

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

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
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:

The External Affairs Minister, Shri K. Natwar Singh with the President of Pakistan, General Parvez Musharraf in New Delhi on April 16, 2005.

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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