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On May 10, 1857, mutiny of sepoys of the British East India Company's army began. The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was also called India's First War of Independence, the Great Rebellion, the Indian Mutiny, or the Sepoy Mutiny.
On May 9, 1960, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first pill for contraceptive use in Birth Control , called Envoid. The pill is a mix of an estrogenand a progestin and is now used by more than 100 million women worldwide.
On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the European conflict of World War II.
On May 5, 1818, German social philosopher, the chief theorist of modern socialism and communism Karl Marx was born. Revolutionary socialist Marx published The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital, the anti-capitalist works that form the basis of Marxism
On May 4, 1979, Margaret Thatcher was sworn in as Britain’s first female Prime Minister. Popularly known as “Iron Lady” was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and so far the only woman to have held the office
On 3 May 1939, the Forward Bloc of the Indian National Congress was formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who had resigned from the presidency of the Indian National Congress on 29 April,1939 after being outmaneuvered by Mohandas K. Gandhi.
On May 2, 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died. Da Vinci, the creator of Mona Lisa, was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor.
Today is Historic May Day. on May 1, 1886, working people sacrificed their lives at Hay Market, Chicago, in the USA for eight-hour working day and upholding the rights of working class. The day is observed across the world as International Labour Day
On April 30, 1945, holed up in a bunker under his headquarters in Berlin, Adolf Hitler commits suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule and shooting himself in the head. Soon after, Germany unconditionally surrendered to the Allied forces,
On April 28, 1945, Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans when they attempted to flee to Switzerland. The dictator ruled Italy as Prime Minister from 1922 until ousted in 1943. Mussolini was the founder of fascism
The nation is observing 54th death anniversary of Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Haque today with due respect. The former Prime Minister of Bengal during British empire and Chief Minister of the then East Pakistan died on April 27, 1962.
26 April 1937, warplanes of the German Condor Legion bombed Spanish town Guernica during Spanish Civil War. The bombing drove legendary artist Pablo Picasso to create his most powerful work Guernica.
On April 25, 1874 Guglielmo Marconi, credited as the inventor of radio, was born in Italy. he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".
On 24th April 2013, an eight-story commercial building Rana Plaza collapsed at Savar, Bangladesh and left more than 1100 workers dead, more than hundred missing and nearly 2,500 wounded. It is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history
Historians believe the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was born on April 23 in 1564, the same day he died in 1616. His actual date of birth remains unknown, but is traditionally observed on 23 April, Saint George's Day