Tuesday, May 13, 2014

13 May - History and Importance of The Day

IEEE Global Engineering Day - Engineering the Future Day

535 St. Agapiturs began his terms as Pope
1110 Crusaders marched into Beirut
1607 A Team of English people led John Smith landed near James River in Virginia.
1643 - Battle of Grantham

1830 - Republic of Equador is founded
1846 - At the request of President James K. Polk, Congress declared war on Mexico. The  war  resulted in the annexation of lands that became parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah and Colorado. The war ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
1884 - IEEE was formed.

1913 - first four engine aeroplane was flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)
1916 - first observance of Native American (Indian) Day
1927 - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
1943 - During World War II in North Africa, over 250,000 Germans and Italians surrendered in the last few days of the Tunis campaign. The victory re-opened Allied shipping lanes in the Mediterranean.
1947 - United States approves Taft-Hartley Act. Power Unions was curtailed.

1952 - Pandit Nehru became Prime Minister of India based on the First Lok Sabha Elections.
1952 - Rajya Sabha held its first Meeting in India
1979 - Shah of Iran and Family sentenced to death in Teheran
1981 - Pope John Paul was shot in Vatican City. He recovered
1998 - India carries two more nuclear tests as Pokhran (On May 11, 1998 also test was done)

13 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

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