On This Day in History: May 13 is the 133rd day of the year (134 in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 232 days left until the end of the year.
There are several notable events that occurred on May 13 throughout history, and that is why it is an important day in Indian and world history.
If you are wondering what happened today in History? Then you are in the right place. On this day, there are several notable events that have occurred throughout Indian and world history.
In this article, we have compiled a list of the important things that happened around the world on May 13. Check it out:
Today In History: What Happened On This Day In Indian History Events
1952: The first of the Rajya Sabha was held
The first session of the Rajya Sabha was held on May 13, 1952. It is the Upper House of the Parliament of India.
1998 – India conducted two more nuclear tests, despite worldwide criticism and pressure.
India conducted five nuclear tests of advanced weapons designs on 11 and 13 May 1998 at the Pokhran firing range in the Rajasthan desert. The first three detonations occurred simultaneously at 3:45 p.m. IST on May 11.
1648 – Construction of the Red Fort in Delhi was completed.
On May 13, 1648, the construction of the Red Fort in Delhi was completed. It was the main residence of the Mughal dynasty emperors for nearly 200 years.
What happened in world history on May 13
1946 – The United States Congress declares war on Mexico
On May 13, 1846, the United States Congress votes overwhelmingly in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas.
1940 – Churchill announces: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”
On May 13, 1940, when Winston Churchill takes the helm as Great Britain’s new Prime Minister, he assures Parliament that his new policy will consist of nothing less than “to make war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalog of human crimes.”
1950 – The first season of the Formula One World Championship begins
The 1950 Formula One season was the fourth season of FIA Formula One motorsport. It featured the inaugural FIA World Championship for Drivers, which began on May 13 and ended on September 3, as well as several non-championship races.
Today’s highlights in history:
– In 1981, Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca (MEH’-met AH’-lee AH’-juh) shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square.
– In 1914, heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis was born in Lafayette, Alabama.
– In 1917, three shepherd children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fátima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions the children claimed to have witnessed.
– In 1940, in his first speech as British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill told Parliament: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
– In 2016, the Obama administration issued a directive requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
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In addition to these historic events on May 13, there are also the birthdays and deaths of several notable people that you should know about.
Birthdays of famous people on May 13
1905 – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the fifth president of India, is born.
1956 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an Indian spiritual leader who founded the Art of Living Foundation, is born.
1984 – Singer Benny Dayal is born.
1983 – Divyenndu, an Indian actor, is born.
Anniversary of the death of famous people on May 13
2001 – RK Narayan, Indian author, dies.
List of important days in May 2023
|May 2023 Important Dates||Important days in May|
|may 1||International work day|
|may 1||maharastra day|
|may 1||gujarati day|
|may 1||world laughter day|
|May 3||Press Freedom Day|
|May 3||World Asthma Day|
|May 4th||coal miners day|
|May 4th||International Firefighter’s Day|
|May 6th||International No Diet Day|
|May 7th||world athletics day|
|May 8||World Red Cross Day|
|May 8||World Thalassemia Day|
|May 9||Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti|
|May 11||National Technology Day|
|May 12||international nursing day|
|may 14||Mother’s Day|
|15 th of May||International Day of Families|
|may 17th||world telecommunication day|
|may 17th||world hypertension day|
|May 18||World AIDS Vaccine Day|
|May 18||International Museum Day|
|May 20th||National Endangered Species Day|
|May 21th||National Day Against Terrorism|
|May 22nd||International Day for Biological Diversity|
|may 31||anti smoking day|
List of important days by month 2023
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