27 May: Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country, said ‘goodbye’ to the world on this day.
Jawaharlal Nehru took time for writing during the busiest and most struggling days of political life and also made the monotonous stay in jail creative. His works present him as a sensitive litterateur and a scholarly historian. In his letters to daughter Indira Gandhi, compiled as ‘Father’s letter’, one can see the concern for developing nature and a vision for the concerns of the country and the world.
His written book ‘Discovery of India’ set new paradigms of success and the ‘Bharat Ek Khoj’ serial based on it, took it home to door. In his autobiography ‘An Autobiography’, he described the story of his life in beautiful words. In addition to these books, “Jawaharlal Nehru Smarak Nidhi” has published ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Wangmay’ in Hindi and English by collecting his lectures, articles and letters.
The sequence of other events recorded in today’s history of the country and the world is as follows: –
1703: Establishment of St. Petersburg. This city has special significance in the history of Russia and it got special recognition as a witness to the great Russian revolution of 1917.
1813: The US captured Fort George, Canada.
1895: British inventor Bert Acres patented film camera / projector.
1908: Maulana Hakim Nuruddin Ahmadiyya became the first Khalifa of the Muslim community.
1921: Afghanistan gained sovereignty after 84 years of British control.
1927: Japanese military intervenes in China’s civil war.
1941: The British Navy sank the German warship Bismarck.
1948: The trial of Mahatma Gandhi’s murder started.
1951: Bombay: Now Mumbai: Inauguration of Taraporewala Fish House. Today it is noted as a large collection of fish. Here, many species of fish and other sea creatures of the world have been kept here.
1957: Copyright Bill approved. It was implemented on 21 January 1958.
1964: First Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru passed away.
1977: Two planes of Pan Am and KLM collided, killing 582.
1980: 2000 death by South Korean police crushing mass movement.
1991: Explosion in Austria’s Boeing aircraft, 223 dead.
1994: Russian-born novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns home to Russia after spending 20 years in exile in the US.
2006: Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in four Hollywood films, fell from the horse. Paralysis of the neck below.
1997: Only the first group of women reached the North Pole. 20 British women in the team.
2006 : Severe earthquake in Indonesia, 6,600 killed.
2020 : In the last 24 hours, the number of infected people has increased to more than 1.5 lakhs, with more than 6,000 new cases of corona virus coming out in the last 24 hours. However, the rate of recovery from infection also increased to more than 42 percent, while the death toll reached 4,337.
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