Today in History

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 24 Reuters 1930 – Amy Johnson landed her Gypsy Moth plane at Darwin in northern Australia, the first woman to fly solo from England. 1941 – The British cruiser Hood was sunk by the German battleship Bismarck in World War Two. More than […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 23

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 23 Reuters 1934 – Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, notorious American outlaws, robbers and murderers, were killed in a shootout with police. 1937 – John D. Rockefeller, U.S. multimillionaire and founder of the Standard Oil Company, died. 1945 – Leading German Nazi Heinrich […]

TODAY in HISTORY: May 22

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 22 Reuters 1939 – The “Pact of Steel” was signed between Hitler and Mussolini, committing Germany and Italy to support each other in time of war. 1967 – A fire at the Brussels department store “L’Innovation” killed over 320 people. 1998 – Northern […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 21

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 21 Reuters 1904 – FIFA, football’s international governing body, was established in Paris. 1927 – Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly the Atlantic solo, from Long Island, New York, to Paris. 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly […]

May 23: A day to celebrate India’s democracy

Frank F. Islam IANS On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of living in […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 20

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 20 Reuters 1902 – Cuba was handed over to a republican government and the last U.S. troops left. 1956 – The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped from the air was exploded by the Americans over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1996 – […]

Today in History – May 19

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 19: 1906 – The Simplon Tunnel opened, connecting Italy and Switzerland through the Alps. 1934 – Coup in Bulgaria. 1935 – T. E. Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died after a motorcycle accident. He described his military exploits during World War One […]

TODAY in HISTORY

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 17 Reuters 1989 – Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill Tiananmen Square in biggest popular upheaval in China since the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s. 1997 – Laurent Kabila said he had taken power as head of state in Zaire. His forces took […]

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 16

Reuters 1900 – Joan of Arc canonised. 1975 – Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to climb Everest. 1986 – Members of the military junta that led Argentina to defeat in the 1982 Falklands war with Britain were sentenced to between eight and 14 years’ imprisonment and stripped of their rank. Former President […]

TODAY in HISTORY: May 15

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 15 Reuters 1934 – Karlis Ulmanis seized power in a coup in Latvia. 1940 – Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in the United States. 1955 – The Vienna Treaty, signed by Britain, France, the United States and Soviet Union, […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 14

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 14 Reuters 1948 – The state of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, eight hours before the British mandate in Palestine was to end. 1955 – The Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland and […]

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