21 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 21 May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 21st May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • World Anti-Terrorism Day
  • Independence Day celebrates the Montenegrin independence referendum in 2006, celebrated the next day. (Montenegro)
  • Navy Day (Chile)
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (International)

Important Events:

Sushmita Sen (Miss India)

1991: – Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a female suicide bomber near Madras.
1855: Rani Rasmoni was consecrated at Bhabatarini Kali Temple of Dakhineswar.
1927: Cargo Transportation service started between Calcutta and Bagdogra.
1938: A raid of nationalists on salt works in Dharasana results in 630 casualties and the arrest of Mrs. Naidy, leader of the civil disobedience campaign.
1935: Quetta earthquake takes a heavy toll of life.
1966: General Election (11th) of India ends.
1975: The 26-mile feeder canal from Farakka to the Bhagirathi river dedicated to the nation.
1984: Army moves in after 114 die in religious strife at Bomay.
1990: PM V. P. Singh clears the Rs. 13,000 crore Sardar Sarovar Project over the river Narmada.
1994: Sushmita Sen (Miss India), 18, was crowned as the 43rd Miss Universe.
1994: The Union Government imposes blanket ban on capitation fee for admission to private professional colleges.
1996: General Election (11th) of India ended.
1996: M.S. Sushama Dande (Shiv Sena) elected first woman mayor of New Mumbai along with Savitri Patil (Shiv Sena) as Deputy Mayor.
1998: India declares a moratorium on nuclear testing.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1835: Biharilal Chakravorty, the Bengali poet, was born.
1923: Keshavrao Kothavle `Lalit’, editor of the monthly magazine, was born.
1958: Naeem Khan, Indian-American fashion designer
1960: Mohanlal, South Indian actor

Death / Death Anniversary:

Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster

1973: Mohan Kumarmangalam, Central Minister, passed away in an air crash near Delhi.
1990: Moelvi Muhammad Farouk, the great Indian spiritual leader, was murdered.
1991: Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated by human bomb explosion plotted by LTTE at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, 40 km from Madras, at 10.20 P.M.
1992: Manohar J.Pherwani, 58, Chairman of the National Housing Bank, died.
 

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