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This Day in History on 2nd 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 2nd May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Flag Day (Poland)
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.

Futher Reading

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