12 May – This Day in History

This Day in History on 12th May

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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.

Important Days:

  • International Nurses Day

Important Events:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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.
Rash Behari Bose, the revolutionary leader

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:

R. H. Tahiliyani, former Navy Chief of India Admiral

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:

Samsher Bahadur Singh, modern Hindi poet

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)

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