May 2 Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1955 India proposal to discrimination against Dalits or “Untouchables” punishable
  • 2002 Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala

  • 2018 Indian city of Kanpur declared world’s most polluted city by WHO with 14 other Indian cities in the top 20

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1921 Satyajit Ray, Indian director (Goddess, Adversary), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1992)
  • 1936 Engelbert Humperdinck [Arnold George Dorsey], British pop singer (“Release Me”; “After The Loving”), born in Madras, British India

Famous Deaths

  • 2018 Kottayam Pushpanath, Indian author, dies at 80

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