This Day in History on 28th May

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28th May. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

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Important Events:

1414: Khizr Khan Syed, Governor of Lahore, replaced Daulat Khan Lodi on Delhi’s throne.

1830: U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.

1937: Volkswagen (VW), a German automobile manufacturer, was founded.

1940: World War II – Belgium surrendered to Germany.

1952: Women gained the right to vote in Greece.

1964: Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed.

1970: All India Trade Union Congress was divided.

1988: The first Cultural Exchange Programme was signed between India and China.

1989: Kerala diocese of Marathakavalli was the first Christian priest in India.

1996: 13-day-old BJP-led minority coalition govt. headed by A.B. Vajpayee quits at the end of a two-day debate on a motion of confidence.

1998: Pakistan conducted five successful nuclear tests in the Chagai area of Balochistan.

2008: The end of the 240-year-old monarchy in Nepal ended today.

2010: In West Benga, India, the Jnaneshwari Express train derailment and subsequent collision kills 148 passengers.

Shantanu L. Kirloskar, the great industrialist
Shantanu L. Kirloskar, the great industrialist

Birthday / Anniversary:

1660: George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland.

1883: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar “Veer”, great freedom fighter, social reformer, politician, and writer, was born at Bhagur village near Nasi

1895: Bagal Bhai Madhavrao Khanderao, freedom fighter, author, and painter, was born.

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

1903: Shantanu L. Kirloskar, the great industrialist, was born at Sholapur (Maharashtra).

1907: Purohit Dingambar Vinayak (Nanasaheb), the leader in Maharashtra, was born.

1908: Ian Fleming, a British author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer.

Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao
Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao

1921: Mahant Avaidyanath, a Hindu preacher and politician.

1923: Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, film star, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and founder of Telgu Desam Party, was born. He  has acted in many films including ‘Patal Bhairavi’.

1925: Awadh Kishore Narain, the educationist, was born.

Bhagwaticharan, a great revolutionary
Bhagwaticharan, a great revolutionary

1946: K. Satchidanandan, Indian poet and critic 

Death / Death Anniversary:

1787: Leopold Mozart, a German composer, conductor, music teacher, and violinist. 

1849: Anne Bronte, an English novelist, and poet.

B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer
B. Vittalacharya, Indian director and producer

1930: Bhagwaticharan Vohra, a great revolutionary freedom fighter, died near the banks of Ravi River during a bomb testing.

1964: Mehboob Khan, a producer-director of Indian cinema.

1968: Bhagwan Gopinathji Bhan, was a mystic saint of early 20th century Kashmir in India. He has been called a “jivanmukta” (liberated soul) or “Aghoreshwar” and his spiritual state has been described as “Shambhavi Avastha” (state of Shiva), died. He was a great devotee of Shiva and Shakti and took intense “”Sadhana””. His disciples and devotees set up an ashram at Kharyar in Srinagar in his name.

1972: Edward VIII, King of Great Britain/N Ireland/emperor (India 1936), passed away at the age of 77.

1999: B. Vittal Acharya, an Indian film director, and producer.

2014: Maya Angelou, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

Further Reading

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