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22 May

On this day in 1859, The creator of "Sherlock Holmes," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born. He was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his ...

21 May

On this day in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister was assassinated by a suicide bomber. The bomb exploded in a bouquet of flowers during election ...

20 May

On this day in 2009, Voice of Mickey Mouse died. The American actor who had provided the voice of Mickey Mouse died at the age of sixty-two ...

19 May

On this day in 1967, The Soviet Union joined most of the worlds major powers by ratifying the treaty banning nuclear weapons from outer space.

18 May

On this day in 1974, India became the 6th country to become a nuclear power. India successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon making India the world's sixth ...

17 May

On this day in 2004, First Same Sex Marriage was performed at Cambridge City Hall in Massachusetts, between Marcia Kadish, 56, and Tanya McCloskey, 52, of Malden, ...

16 May

On this day in 1929, The First ever Academy Awards were held in Hollywood. The Awards ceremony was held at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor ...

15 May

On this day in 1930, Ellen Church became the first airline stewardess on a Boeing Air Transport flight between Oakland and Chicago.

In 1862, ...

14 May

On this day in 1796, Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine to 8-year-old James Phipps.

In 1727, Thomas Gainsborough was born. He was ...

13 May

Today is celebrated with a great enthusiasm as Mother's Day across the globe. It is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence ...

12 May

On this day in 1847, William Clayton invented the odometer.

In 1870, Manitoba became a province of Canada.

In 1888, Charles ...

11 May

On this day in 1998, India conducted its first underground nuclear tests after 24 years back in 1974 when India joined the list of countries with Nuclear ...

10 May

On this day in 2011, Idriss Deby, the president of Chad, was re-elected for his fourth term with eighty-nine percent of the vote and a sixty-four percent ...

9 May

On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa's first black president. He is a South African politician who served as President of ...

8 May

Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Being the 'Author of Gitanjali', he became the first Asian Nobel laureate and the first non ...

7 May

On this day in 1940, Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister. He served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). He is the only British prime minister ...

6 May

On this day in 1954, British athlete Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes (3:59:4). Bannister became a distinguished neurologist ...

5 May

On this day in 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman to be granted a patent. The patent was for the rights to a technique for weaving ...

4 May

On this day in 1886, Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter patented the gramophone. It was the first practical phonograph.

In 1776, Rhode Island ...

3 May

On this day in 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the first woman elected prime minister of England.

In 1927, Francis E.J. Wilde of Meadowmere Park, ...

2 May

On this fateful day in 2011, Osama Bin Laden was found and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in an operation carried out by US Forces. Barack Obama announced ...

1 May

This day is celebrated as International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) all over the world. This day is a celebration of the international labour movement ...