History is not just written between the pages of your textbooks. Everything that happening in this moment is going to become a part of history, every day has beautiful, inspiring, discoveries, birth stories attached to it. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, May 17
What Happened in India on May 17?
1540 – In the battle of Kannauj, Humayun was defeated for the second time by Sher Shah Suri.
1775 – Battle between the Marathas of India and East India Company commenced, it was known as Battle of Arras.
1857 – In the First War of Indian Independence against British rule, Bahadur Shah II won and was declared the Emperor of India.
1873 – In Calcutta, a Hindi daily known as Bharat Mitra was started publication.
1999 – CWC(I) rejects the resignation of Sonia Gandhi from Congress President
2014 – Nitish Kumar, former Bihar Chief Minister resigned from the post of Chief Minister in Bihar.
What Happened Around the World on May 17?
1860 – In München a German football club TSV 1860 was founded
1910 – 1-50 cent coins design was set by Canada
1938 – Information Please! was a radio quiz show that made its debut on NBC Blue Network on this day
1939 – Princeton defeating Columbia 2-1 was the first baseball game that was televised and broadcasted on NBC
1964 – NHL player Tim Horton opened the first Tim Horton’s coffee and donut shop in Hamilton, Ontario.
1970 – Hank Aaron scores 3,000 hits becoming the 9th player to achieve this.
1973 – You are the Sunshine of my Love released by Stevie Wonder
1973 – 3 nuclear tests performed by the US at Rifle Colorado
1976 – Thousands of people lost their lives during an earthquake in Uzbekistan
1980 – V. S. Kumar Anandan from Sri Lanka was registered in a Guinness World Record for balancing on one foot for 33 hours.
1990 – Homosexuality was removed from the list of mental illnesses by World Health Organization.
2004 – Same-sex marriage was legalized in Massachusetts becoming the first US state to legalize it.
2005 – At age 36 popular singer Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer
2013 – After a series of bombings in Iraq 90 people lost their lives while 200 were reported to be injured.
2015 – Taylor Swift won top artist & 7 other awards in the 24th Billboard Music Awards
2018 – In the Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola starts spreading to Mbandaka
2020 – Air Nike trainers autographed by Michael Jordan in 1985 sell in an online auction for $560,000
2020 – During the virtual graduation of 2020 former US president Barack Obama criticizes the US government for mishandling the nation during the pandemic.
Famous Birthdays on May 17
1945 – Famous Indian cricketer Bhagwat Chandrasekhar was born in Mysore, Karnataka
1956 – American boxer, Sugar Ray Leonard that won Olympic gold in 1976 was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1962 – Popular Scottish actor, writer, and comedian, Craig Ferguson was born in Glasgow, Scotland
1971 – The first women governor of Rhode Island Gina Raimondo and American politician Gina Raimondo was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island
1984 – Christian Bolaños is a Costa Rican footballer was born on May 17 in Hatillo, Costa Rica
1988 – Nikki Reed is an American actress who is now the wife of actor Ian Somerhalder famous for his role as Damon in Vampire Diaries was born on May 17
This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on May 17! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more such entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.