2 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 2 May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 02 May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Flag Day (Poland)
  • Flag Day (Poland)
  • Indonesia National Education Day
  • Teachers’ Day (Iran)

Important Events:

1907: Riots break out in Rawalpindi and East Bengal, spreading to the Punjab.
1908: Police in Calcutta discover a cache of explosives for use in alleged anarchist plot.
1968: Lok Sabha passed the Public Providend Fund Act.
1921: Satyajeet Ray, world famous film director and a very short story writer, was born in a family of artists.
1926: Hindu women gain right to seek elected office.
1930: Riots break out in Amritsar.
1953: Declaration by the PM that India was opposed to joining any power-block in the event of another war.
1954: Ceylon Asian conference ends with plea for peace in Indo-China, end of atomic tests and condemnation of colonialism.
1974: 700 union leaders arrested in a move to avert a rail strike in New Delhi.
1977: C.V. Narasimhan became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation
1992: President J.B.Patnaik, former Orissa CM and PCC (I), arrested on corruption charges.
1998: The Indian Army at Bandipura market captured 10.5 Kg Charas.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1769: Sir John Malcom, former Governor of Mumbai and historian, was born.
1922: Kedarnath Modi, great Industrialist in Maharashtra, was born.

Death / Death Anniversary:

1981: Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of modern Himachal Pradesh and an energetic Chief Minister, passed away.
1985: Banarsidas Chaturvedi, famous writer and journalist, passed away.

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