Today in History May 12: From Jodhpur Foundation Day to First Flight Over The North Pole, list of 10 most important events happened today

Publish Date: 11 May, 2022
Today in History May 12: From Jodhpur Foundation Day to First Flight Over The North Pole, list of 10 most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 12 is the 142nd day of the year and the 143rd 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 12 as well as the birthdays of famous people.


10 Major Events Happened on this Day


  1. Nandu M. Natekar Birthday

Born on this day in 1933, Nandu M. Natekar was a former Indian badminton national champion. Natekar won over 100 national and international titles for India. He had a long career spanning more than 15 years.  In 1956, Natekar was the first Indian to win a title internationally. Also, he was appointed as a director of Natekar Sports and Fitness (NSF).


  1. Ramanlal Desai Birthday

Born on this day in 1892, Ramanlal Desai was an Indian Gujarati author. In total, he had 27 novels. Bharelo Agni and Gramalakshmi are considered to be his masterpiece. His other notable and massive work is Apsara. Apsara is essay divided into five volumes which are based on the life of prostitutes. He was confered with Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak. 


  1. Florence Nightingale Birthday

Born on this day in 1820, English nurse Florence Nightingale, who founded trained nursing as a profession for women, was born in Florence, Italy. As a mark of respect,  International Nurses Day is celebrated on her birthday. She is the founder of modern nursing. She organised to care for wounded soldiers in Constantinople during the Crimean War.  


  1. Jodhpur Foundation Day 

On this day in 1459, Jodhpur, also known as Sun City, was founded by Rao Jodhpur in India. Gaj Singh was crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur, India.


  1. Vijay Laxmi Pandit Appointed US Ambassador

On this day in 1949, 1st foreign woman ambassador received in the United States of America, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit of India, was Jawarharlal Nehru’s sister. 

  1. International Nurses Day 

International Nurses Day is observed annually on this day to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This day is also observed to honour the service and care provided by nurses all over the world, especially during the troubles times like the Coronavirus pandemic. 

  1. First Flight Over The North Pole

In 1926, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen aboard the semirigid airship Norge, also American scientist Lincoln Ellsworth, and Italian engineer Umberto Nobile made the first flight over the North Pole.

  1. Massive Earthquake in China

On this day in 2008, a massive earthquake struck Sichuan, China. It caused great destruction and 90,000 people died in the disaster. 


  1. Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan Became Autonomous Soviet Republics

On this day in 1925, Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan become autonomous Soviet republics. 

  1. Mussolini Ended Women's Suffrage in Italy

On this day in1928, Benito Mussolini made an announcement to end women's suffrage in a speech to the Senate in Italy. 


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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