Today in History May 23: From First Indian Woman to Climb Mt Everest to World Turtle Day, list of most important events happened today

22 May, 2022
Today in History May 23: From First Indian Woman to Climb Mt Everest to World Turtle Day, list of most important events happened today

This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, May 23 is the 153rd day of the year and the 154th day of a leap year.

On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on May 23 as well as the birthdays of famous people.

 

Major Events Happened on this Day

 

Palden Thondup Namgyal Birthday

Born on this day in 1923, Palden Thondup Namgyal was the 12th and last Chogyal of the Kingdom of Sikkim.

 

First Indian Woman to Conquer Mount Everest

On this day in 1984, Bachendri Pal became the first Indian woman to conquer Mount Everest.

 

World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day is observed on this day every year to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of conservation and protection of turtles and tortoises.

 

Java Launched

In the year 1995, the computer programming language Java was formally launched by Sun.



Tibet Annexed By China

China formally annexed Tibet as an autonomous region on this day in 1951. It gave rise to a Tibetan independence movement—led by the Dalai Lama.



Italy Entered World War I

On this day in 1915, Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary, entering World War I on the side of the Allies.


Thirty Years War

The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) ravaged Germany. It began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window. The “official" Defenestration of Prague was the “official" trigger for the Thirty Year’s War. Local Protestants became enraged when Catholic King Ferdinand II reneged on promises of religious freedom and stormed Hradcany Castle and threw 3 Catholic councillors out of the window and into the moat.

 

Bifocals Invented by Benjamin Franklin

On this day in 1785, Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals.

 

 

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