Historical importance of 24th May From Birthdays to historical events, things that you

Famous Martyr of Punjab Kartar Singh was born on this day, and at the age of 19 he was martyred

Every day has some historical significance in history. Events in the past have shaped the world as it is shaping now. As we all know, thousands of things have happened in the past and remembering all of them for any purpose is simply not possible. However, there are events that are necessary to remember for a specific purpose like competitive exams. Following are some of the events which you need to note down if you are preparing for any competitive exam.

Indian Revolutionary Kartar Singh Sarabha was born

Born on May 24, 1896, Kartar Singh Sarabha was an Indian revolutionary of Communist ideology. At the age of 17, he became a member of the Ghadar Party and started to fight for independent India. In November 1915, Singh was executed for his role in the movement. At the time of execution, Singh was just 19 years old.

Indian activist Pandit Karuppan was born

Born on May 24, 1885, in Cheranallur, Kerala, Pandit karuppan was a social reformer. He was also called the “Lincoln” of Kerala. He was the first human rights activist from Cochin he used all his energy in improving the education system as well as t

o fight the social menace like caste system, social injustice and superstitions prevailing that time in India.

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Indian Journalist and news represent Rajdeep Sardesai

Born on May 24, 1965, in Gujarat, Rajdeep Sardesai is an Indian news anchor, author. He is a consulting editor at the India Today Group and hosts India Today Television. He has also held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Global Broadcast News, that included CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat.

 1543 Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus dies

On May 24, 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died. He is considered the father of modern astronomy. Nicolaus was the first scientist who said that the earth and other planets revolve around the sun.

1844 Samuel Morse demonstrated the telegraph

On May 34, 1844, American inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, inaugurated the world’s first commercial telegraph line. He dispatched a telegraph with a message “What Hath God Wrought?”, from the U.S. Capitol to Alfred Vail at a railroad station in Baltimore, Maryland.

1883 Brooklyn bridge opens

On May 24, 1884, President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland inaugurated the Brooklyn Bridge. It took 14 years to complete this bridge and was the largest bridge ever created at that time. The bridge was designed by the German engineer John A. Roebling.

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Amy Johnson first women to fly

On May 24, 1930, Amy Johnson became the first women to fly from England to Australia

1943 Auschwitz’s “The Angel of Death”

Josef Mengele, a 32 years old doctor, who has earned the nickname of “The Angel of Death” came to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Upon reaching the camp he started cruel and inhuman ways of experiments on the live Jewish people. After the end of the war, he managed to escape from the imprisonment and started living in disguise.

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