This Day in History on 19 May
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 19th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
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1796: Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds.
1953: State to control production and distribution of minerals involved in atomic energy development.
1954: The Govt. of India constituted a National Film Board.
1956: The Indian govt. bans six U.S. and two British films for presenting a ‘disparaging’ impression of life in Africa, including ‘African Queen’ and ‘Mogambo’ at New Delhi.
1971: Indian Navy’s first submarine station started at ‘Veer Bahu’ in Visakhapatanam.
1982: Elections for Assemblies held in West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
1991: About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
1992: Arjuna award for Tennis star Leander Paes and Hockey champion Jagbir Singh.
1993: Government decides to merge Vayudut with Indian Airlines.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1908: Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story-writer, was born.
1911: K.N. Vaswani, educationist and Journalist, was born at Hyderabad, Sind.
1913: Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, was born.
1934: Ruskin Bond, Indian author and poet
Death / Death Anniversary:
1984: Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, passed away at Nauheim, Hesse-Nassau, France. He commenced cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
1951: Sukhdev Bihari Mishra of Mishra Brothers, first historian of Hindi litterateur, passed away.
1979: Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
1980: Dr. Ramashankar Shukla ‘Rasal’, famous writer, passed away.
1980: T. N. Raina, former General of India, passed away.
2008: Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright and screenwriter (b. 1928)