05 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 05 May

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 05th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • Indian Arrival Day (Guyana)

Important Events:

1903: Former minister William Petty declares the Persian Gulf a part of British dominion in India.
1929: Curfew was imposed in a bid to quell Hindu-Muslim riots that had claimed 21 lives in Bombay.
1930: Gandhiji was arrested and imprisoned without trial. As a result there was ”hartal” (strike)all over India. Over 100,000 people were jailed before the end of the year.
1944: Gandhi-Jinnah talks break down on Pakistan issue.
1946: Simla Conference in session from May 5 to May 12; Gandhiji’s deliberations prove anfractuous.
1947: Gandhiji denies in an interview that communal division of India is inevitable.
1955: Indian parliament accept Hindu divorce.
1966: Jan Congress Party was established in Orissa.
1971: India appeals for urgent aid for 1.8 mil. for Bangladeshi refugees in New Delhi.
1977: Chandra Shekar chosen President of the Janatha Party.
1986: Controversial Muslim Women Bill passed by Lok Sabha.
1992: Prithvi, India’s medium range surface-to-surface missile, successfully launched.
1994: Revolt against Nar Bahadur Bhandari government in Sikkim, Sanchaman Limboo elected new leader.
1998: Yashwant Sinha and Madan Lal Khurana, Union Ministers, are discharged in the hawala case.

Birthday / Anniversary:

1479: Sikh Guru Amardasji, great social worker, and teacher, was born at Basare village near Amritsar district.
1818: Karl Marx, great journalist, chief editor, writer and social worker, was born at Trier, Germany.
1903: Tirupur Subramaniam Avinashilingam Chettiar, freedom fighter, educationist and politician, was born at Tirupur (Tamil Nadu).
1906: Ursula Jeans, actress (I Lived With You, Over the Moon), was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.
1916: Giani Zail Singh, President of India, was born in Sandhwan village, Punjab.
1883: Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, English general and politician, 43rd Governor-General of India (d. 1950)
1911: Pritilata Waddedar, Indian educator and activist (d. 1932)

Death / Death Anniversary:

1932: Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay, famous Bengali short story writer and novelist, passed away.
1942: Henry Albert John Gidney, great leader and politician, died at New Delhi.
1972: Loknathan P. S., great economist, passed away.
1983: Keshavrao Kothavle ‘Lalit’, editor of monthly magzine, passed away.
1989: Naval Tata, famous industrialist, passed away.
1993: Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], famous Indian guru, passed away at 73 yrs.
2006: Naushad Ali, Indian composer and producer (b. 1919)
2012: Surendranath, Indian cricketer (b. 1937)

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