This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 11 is the 141st day of the year and the 142nd day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 11 as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Kavi Yogi Maharishi Dr Shuddhananda Bharati was an Indian philosopher and poet. His teachings are focused mainly on the search for God in Self, through the Sama Yoga practice he created. He wrote "over 250 published works, 173 are in Tamil, fifty in English, ten in French, four in Hindi and three in Telugu.
Yogi Shuddhananda Bharati ( 11 05 1897to 07 03 1990 ) pic.twitter.com/emMyptho2C— chandrasekhar (@yogiraj59) April 3, 2017
Born on this day in 1888, Asaf Ali was an Indian Independence fighter and a noted Indian lawyer. He was the first Indian Ambassador to the US and also worked as the Governor of Odisha.
#AzadiKeShaheed— Raza Khan (@Raza_AKhan) January 31, 2022
Asaf Ali (1888-1953):
🔹Noted Lawyer who defended Bhagat Singh
🔹Convenor of INA defence team
🔹Imprisoned several times by British
🔹1st Indian ambassador to US
🔹Governor of Odisha
🔹Died in Bern office as Indian Ambassador to Switzerland pic.twitter.com/24jkM569Pq
On this day in 1951, Rajendra Prasad, the first President of the Republic of India, inaugurated the Somnath Temple.
#OnThisDay in 1951 the then President Dr Rajendra Prasad installed the Shiva linga at Somnath temple standing up to fierce opposition by Jawaharlal Nehru and his ilk.— Janak Pandya જનક પંડ્યા (@janakp14) May 11, 2020
Grateful to Sardar Patel and KM Munshi for reconstructing Somnath— the shrine eternal. pic.twitter.com/xWEapYQ6p7
On this day in1912, Saadat Hasan Manto was born. He was a writer, playwright and author born in Ludhiana active in British India and later, after the Partition of India, in Pakistan. Writing mainly in Urdu, he produced 22 collections of short stories, a novel, five series of radio plays, three collections of essays and two collections of personal sketches. His best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. He is best known for his stories about the partition of India, which he opposed, immediately following independence in 1947.
Today is birthday of SAADAT HASAN MANTO - novelist & screenwriter, born in Ludhiana.— Film History Pics (@FilmHistoryPic) May 11, 2018
"If you find my stories dirty, the society u are living in is dirty. With my stories, I only expose the truth" ~ Manto - here with wife Safia (left), sister in law Zakia & baby Nighat in Bombay. pic.twitter.com/xVSBtK429r
On this day in 1998, India executed 3 nuclear weapon tests. These were the Pokhran-II tests which were conducted at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range. This day is celebrated annually on the 11th day of National Technology Day to commemorate this day. India conducted three nuclear tests in Pokhran, Rajasthan, and successfully conducted two nuclear tests on May 13. On May 11, 1998, at around 3:45 PM, three devices – a thermonuclear device - Shakti I, a fission device- Shakti II, and a sub-kiloton device Shakti III was tested by India.
On this day in 2000, India’s population officially reached 1 billion.
#OnThisDay #May11 India officially announced that its population has reached 1 Billion on May 11, 2000. India's billionth baby was Astha Arora. #Population #India #Billion #Worldstats #StatsGuru pic.twitter.com/txk7NI3n48— Stats Guru Official (@StatsGuruGlobal) May 11, 2020
Robert Nesta Marley was a popular Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture to this day.
"Don't let them change you— Ghetto Sufferer (@RasGodfrey) May 9, 2022
Or even rearrange you
We've got a life to live
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive"
Bob Marley pic.twitter.com/blqRShPlMJ
On this day in 330, Constantine I dedicated Byzantium ( now Istanbul) as the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. It was an act that helped transform it into a leading city in the world.
On this day, year 330— Putney Library (@LibraryPutney) May 11, 2020
“New Rome” established by Constantine
On this day in 330, Constantine I dedicated Byzantium (Constantinople; now Istanbul) as the new capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, an act that helped transform it into a leading city of the world. pic.twitter.com/EePwb8hSGi
On this day in 1997, IBM's chess-playing computer Deep Blue defeated Garry Kasparov in the last game of a six-game match to claim a 3.5–2.5 victory (it won two games and had three draws); it marked the first time a current world champion had lost a match to a computer under tournament conditions.
On this day in 1910, Glacier National Park in Montana was established. The park encompasses more than 1 million acres (4,000 km2) and includes parts of two mountain ranges, more than 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.
Glacier National Park pic.twitter.com/HMiaAXraDB— The Feel Good Posts ❤️ (@NaturesReeI) May 9, 2022
Above are the 10 important events that happened in the history of India and the whole world. It includes major birthdays, death anniversaries, fun facts and important historical events that occurred in India as well as globally.
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