World Anti-Terrorism Day
World Anti-Terrorism Day

This Day in History on 21st 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 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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