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Today in History India 17 May

Check out below about Today in History India 17 May in Indian history or May 17 special day in India. Looking for information about today special day in India? If yes, check out below. On this Special day today 17 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 17

World Hypertension Day & World Information Society Day

1498, 17th May: The famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived near Calicut for the first time.

1792, 17th May: Establishment of the New York Stock Exchange.

1857, 17th May: Bahadur Shah II became the Mughal emperor.

1949, 17th May: India’s decision to remain in the Commonwealth.

1990, 17th May: Homosexuality was removed from the list of psychiatric disorders by the World Health Organization.

2004, 17th May: The first legal same-sex marriages in the U.S. were performed in the state of Massachusetts.  

Famous Birthdays & Birth Anniversaries on May 17

1868: Horace Dodge, an American automobile manufacturing pioneer, and co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company. 

1749: Edward Jenner, an English physician, and scientist.

1934: Ronald Wayne, a retired American electronics industry businessman. He co-founded Apple Computer Company

1951: Pankaj Udhas, an Indian ghazal singer.

1979: Mukta Barve, an Indian television, film, and theatre actress.

Death Anniversaries of famous people on May 17

1510: Sandro Botticelli, an Italian painter.

1886: John Deere, an American blacksmith, and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company.

1913: Dwijendralal Ray, a Bengali poet, playwright, and musician.

2014: C.P. Krishnan Nair, an Indian businessman who founded The Leela Group.

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