24 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 24th May

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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

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)

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