TODAY IN HISTORY – 19th MAY

Today in Indian History
Events for May 19

19-May-1796 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds.
19-May-1904 Jamshedji Nasarvanji Tata, famous industrialist and father of modern technology, passed away at Nauheim, Hesse-Nassau, France. He commenced cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron and Steel Company, which is one of the largest integrated steel mills in the world.
19-May-1908 Manik Bandopadhyay, modern Bengali novelist and story-writer, was born.
19-May-1911 K.N. Vaswani, educationist and Journalist, was born at Hyderabad, Sind.
19-May-1913 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, was born.
19-May-1951 Sukhdev Bihari Mishra of Mishra Brothers, first historian of Hindi litterateur, passed away.
19-May-1953 State to control production and distribution of minerals involved in atomic energy development.
19-May-1954 The Govt. of India constituted a National Film Board.
19-May-1956 The Indian govt. bans six U.S. and two British films for presenting a ‘disparaging’ impression of life in Africa, including ‘African Queen’ and ‘Mogambo’ at New Delhi.
19-May-1969 Cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh claiming 608 lives and rendering 20,000 homeless.
19-May-1971 Indian Navy’s first submarine station started at ‘Veer Bahu’ in Visakhapatanam.
19-May-1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party run over by a train, killing 66 in truck, at 40 miles south of Pune.
19-May-1979 Pandit Hajari Prasad Dwivedi passed away.
19-May-1980 Dr. Ramashankar Shukla ‘Rasal’, famous writer, passed away.
19-May-1980 T. N. Raina, former General of India, passed away.
19-May-1982 Elections for Assemblies held in West Bengal, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala.
19-May-1990 S. R. Bommai unanimously elected President of JD.
19-May-1991 About 20 crore voters go to the polls in the first phase of election in 204 constituencies of the 10th Lok Sabha.
19-May-1992 Arjuna award for Tennis star Leander Paes and Hockey champion Jagbir Singh.
19-May-1993 Government decides to merge Vayudut with Indian Airlines.
19-May-1993 S. W. Sohoni, 4 Tests for India, 83 runs @ 16.6, 2 wkts @ 101, passed away.
19-May-2000 A `civil coup’ in Fiji ousts the first ethnic Indian Prime Minister Mahendra Pal Choudhary. President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara proclaims a state of emergency.
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