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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.

History to be Continued ...



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