Saturday, May 17, 2014

17 May - Day in History of India and Importance

1498  Vasco Da Gama arrived in India at Calicut
1540 - Sher Shah defeated Humayun for a second time in battle of Kannauj

1775 - Battle of Arras - Marathas vs East India Company
1857 Bahadur Shah II was declared as the Emperor of India by the Indian Military fighting the First War of Indian Independence against British rule or East India Company rule.
1873 Hindi daily Bharat Mitra was started from Calcutta.
1999 - Sonia Gandhi resigns as Congress President but CWC(I) rejects it.

2014 - Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar resigned from the post of Chief Minister, saying that it is his ethical responsibility as his party JD(U) got only 2 Lok Sabha seats and 15% popular vote. He did not suggest dissolution of the assembly.

Birthdays

B.S. Chandra Sekhar (Cricketer)
Pankaj Udhas

http://www.indianage.com/0517.html

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