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Today in History India 16 May

Check out below about Today in History India 16 May in Indian history or May 16 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 16 May in Indian history, falls the birthdays and death anniversaries of various well-known people of India. You would also find out about events that happened that make it to the list of today special day in India.

Today’s Historical Events on May 16

1899, 16th May: Execution of Indian revolutionary Balkrishna Chafekar

1929, 16th May: The Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences held its first film commemoration ceremony These awards were later named Oscars

1969, 16th May: Soviet Russia’s Venera-5 unmanned spacecraft landed on Venus

1975, 16th May: Sikkim merged with India

1975, 16th May: Junko Tabei of Japan became the first woman to climb Mount Everest

1991, 16th May: Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addressed a joint session of theUnited States Congress She is the first British monarch to address the US Congress

1993, 16th May: The first female Indian expedition led by Bachendri Pal honored 18 climbers, including seven girls, to climb Everest, setting a new world record

1996, 16th May: Atal Bihari Vajpayee took over as the 10th Prime Minister of India However, due to a lack of support, his government lasted only 13 days

2000, 16th May: To make badminton more popular and to facilitate television broadcasting of the game, it decided to increase the game by 7 points instead of 15 at the meeting of the International Badminton Federation in Kuala Lumpur However, this rule was changed again in 2006

2005, 16th May: Women gained the right to vote for the first time in Kuwait

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 16

1825: Kerunana Laxman Chhatre, an Indian mathematician 

1831: David Edward Hughes, a British-American inventor, practical experimenter, and professor

1926: Manik Varma, an Indian classical singer

1931: Natwar Singh, an Indian politician

1988: Vicky Kaushal, an Indian actor

Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 16

1830: Joseph Fourier, a French mathematician, and physicist

1990: James Henson, an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, filmmaker, and screenwriter

1994: Phani Majumdar, an Indian film director

2004: Kamala Markandaya, an Indian novelist and journalist 

2014: Russi Mody, a chairman and managing director of Tata Steel

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