Historical events which happened on May 13 around the world
Let us have a look at our past and dig out what has happened on this day in history. Mostly when we think of history in terms of academics we tend to talk about wars, memorizing dates of kings/rulers and sometimes natural disasters. But history offers much more than that to its dedicated disciples. It is about scientific inventions, missions, different discoveries, and the list goes endless to other fields of study. History is involved in every field. Let us take a quick look at some major events that have shaped the world to its present state.
Fifth President of India Fakhruddin Ali born
Born on May 13, 1905, Fakhruddin Ali was the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977 and also the 2nd President of India to die in office.
Indian politician Asaduddin Owaisi born
Assadudin Owaisi was born on May 13, 1969, in Hyderabad. He is the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. He is a four-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing the Hyderabad constituency in Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian Parliament.
Born on May 13, 1956, Ravi Shankar is an Indian spiritual leader. He is frequently referred to as “Sri Sri” (honorific) or as Guruji or Gurudev. He founded the Art of Living Foundation in 1981, a volunteer-based NGO providing social support to the people.
Born on May 13, 1984, Benny Dayal is a UAE born Indian playback singer. He is a prominent singer in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Marathi languages films. He is also a member of the band S5 launched by the channel SS Music.
1648 Red Fort
On May 13, 1648, the construction of Red Fort Delhi was completed. In 2007 the fort was declared as the World Heritage by UNESCO.
1846 US Declares war on Mexico
On May 13, 1846, the US President, James K Polk got overwhelming votes in favour from the Congress on his request to declare war on Mexica on a dispute over Texas. After nearly two years of fighting on Feb 2, 1848, the peace was restored by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
1940 Churchill announces: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat”
Winston Churchill takes control as Britain’s new Prime Minister. In parliament he assured that his new policies had nothing less than “To wage war, 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, lamentable catalog of human crime.” Britain’s only aim was the victory at all costs against the Germans.
1958 vice President Nixon attacked
On May 13, 1958, an angry mob attacked the Vice President of America Richard Nixon’s vehicle. The incident happened during a goodwill trip through Latin America. This incident was an indication of Latin America’s anger over some of the US Cold War Policies. The White House analyzed the deteriorating relationships between the US and Latin America within a few months. America increased the Military and economic assistance to the region.
1968 US Vietnam peace talks
On May 13, 1968, Peace talks between the USA and North Vietnam begin in Paris, “An Agreement Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam”.
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