Today in Indian History
Events for May 23

23-May-1805 Lord Wellesley, Governer General of India, issued a permanent provision for the Delhi Mughal Emperor.
23-May-1895 Shivprasad Sitar-E-Hind passed away.
23-May-1903 Gemini Roy, famous Painter, joined Government School of Arts and Crafts at Calcutta.
23-May-1914 The British India Steamship Co. and the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Co. announced their amalgamation at London.
23-May-1923 Nirode Ranjan Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52), was born in Calcutta.
23-May-1924 Venkatraman Narayan Swamy, cricketer (one Test v NZ in 1955, DNB, 0-45), was born in Calicut.
23-May-1931 Sharad Joshi, famous Hindi poet, playwright and journalist, was born.
23-May-1942 Lt Gen Joseph Stilwell and his men arrive at Dimapur, having retreated 150 miles (240 km) through the Burmese jungle. `We took a hell of a beating,’ he said.
23-May-1947 The U.K. Cabinet today took the historic step of agreeing to Lord Mountbatten’s proposal for the partition of India into two states, one Muslim and the other Hindu. The Viceroy is to have a series of talks with Lord Listowel, the Secretary for India.
23-May-1965 Venkat Woorkeri Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder), was born.
23-May-1967 South Gujrat University was established.
23-May-1975 P. S. Bapat, victoria cross winner Lieutenant General, passed away.
23-May-1984 Bachendri Pal, an employee of Tata Iron and Steel Co. Limited at Jamshedpur, conquers the summit of Mount Everest to become the first Indian woman and the fifth women in the world to achieve this feat.
23-May-1990 Banarasi Das Gupta elected CM of Haryana following Om Prakash Chautala’s resignation.
23-May-1993 PM arrives in Tashkent.
23-May-1993 Channa Reddy,Rajasthan Governor, shifted to Tamil Nadu. Motilal Vohra appointed in UP and B. Satyanarayan Reddy moved to Orissa.
23-May-1995 TADA expires and new Anti-Terrorists Activities Law proposed. Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 1995, voting put off; Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill 1995.
23-May-1996 In second phase of elections in Kashmir valley, Anantnag and Baramulla parliamentary constituencies go to the polls.
23-May-1996 Joint Opposition candidate Purno A. Sangma (Cong. MP from Meghalaya) unanimously elected Speaker of 11th Lok Sabha.
23-May-1996 1995-96 deficit touches a new high at Rs.19,855 crore.
23-May-1997 The body of controversial former chief of Tarn Taran district police Ajit Singh Sandhu is recovered from rail tracks near Bhakharpur About 30 km from Chandigarh.
23-May-1998 L. K. Advani, Home Minister, is to look after J&K affairs.

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