May 17Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1756 Britain declares war on France (7 Years’ or French & Indian War)
  • 2014 The center-right Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, wins landslide election victory in India

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1944 Arif Butt, Pakistani cricketer (pace bowler for Pakistan in three Tests 1964-65), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • 1913 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), dies of epilepsy at 49

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