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This Day in History on 24 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 24th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

National Patriots’ Day

Important Events:

1875: Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan established Mohmmad Anglo Oriental School which was renamed in 1920 as ‘Aligarh Muslim University’.
1557: Sikandar Sur was compelled to surrender Mankot in Punjab.
1956: Gautam Buddha’s 2500th birth anniversary was celebrated.
1990: Surjit Singh Barnala sworn in as Governor of Tamil Nadu.
1991: The body of Rajiv Gandhi, India’s assassinated former premier and son of the late Indira Gandhi, was cremated in New Delhi today. He was killed by a suicide bomber in the southern state of Tamil Nadu three days ago.
1993: India and Uzbekistan sign five pacts.
2000: The Supreme Court rejects the proposal for setting up benches outside Delhi.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1813: Krishna Mohan Bandopadhyay, leader, essay writer and journalist in Bengal, was born.
1933: Hemchandra Tukaram Dani, cricketer, was born in Dudhani, Maharashtra.
1955: Rajesh Roshan, Indian composer
1973: Shirish Kunder, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter

Death / Death Anniversary:

K. S. Hegde
Majrooh Sultanpuri
Majrooh Sultanpuri

1903: Hemchandra Bandopadhyay, famous Bengali poet, passed away.
1990: K. S. Hegde, former President of Parliament, passed away.
1992: D. R. Bhagwat, veteran journalist, passed away.
1999: Noted wrestling coach Dronacharya awardee Guru Hanuman passed away in a road accident near Meerut.
2000: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1919)

Futher Reading

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