This Day in History on 12th 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 12th May. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- International Nurses Day
1459: Sun City India founded by Rao in Jodhpur.
1666: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj meet Aurangzeb and was arrested.
1906: Gandhiji support the “Home Rule”” for India in the name of ”justice and for good of human
1915: Rash Behari Bose, the revolutionary leader, left India by boarding a Japanese steamer ”Sanuki Maru” under assumed name of P. N. Tagore to dodge the British forces.
1937: George VI is crowned.
1949: S Vijaya Laxmi Pandit, first woman foreign ambassador, was received in US.
1952: Washington welcomes its first female ambassador, India’s Shrimati Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
1955: The PM laid the foundation stone for the National Museum.
1966: Sardar Sikandar Hayat, President of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, resigns
1992: Ms. Santosh Yadav (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) becomes the second Indian woman to set foot atop Mt. Everest.
1992: Security scandal, RBI extends probe to four foreign banks.
1995: Supreme court stays Tamil Nadu Governor’s orders allowing Dr. Subramaniam Swamy to prosecute Chief Minister Dr. Jayalalitha under Prevention of Corruption Act.
1998: Bill Clinton, US President, asks India to sign the CTBT.
1999: Arunachal Pradesh Governor refuses to quit.
Birthday / Anniversary:
1923: Meera Mukherjee, the great artist, was born.
1930: R. H. Tahiliyani, former Navy Chief of India Admiral, was born.
1895: Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian-American philosopher and author (d. 1986)
1926: Viren J. Shah, Indian politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal (d. 2013)
Death / Death Anniversary:
1984: Dr Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar, social reformer, passed away at Madras.
1993: Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet, passed away.
2014: Sarat Pujari, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1934)