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Historical Event on 5/17/1857

Bahadhur Shah II declared as the emperor of India.

Other Historical Dates and Events
9/16/1967Tibetan, Indian and Chinese troops engage in fighting at Natu La pass on the Tibet-Sikkim border.
4/29/1979Raja Mahendra Pratap, great revolutionary freedom fighter, passed away in New Delhi at the age of 93.
2/21/1953Tillaya Dam and Bokaro Power Station opened by the PM.
8/11/1908Khudiram Bose was hanged on this day in Central Jail at Mujaffarpur, Bihar at the age of 19 years. He along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to bomb the carriage supposed to be carrying Kingsford, unfortunately he was betrayed and was caught and finally was sentenced to death and hanged. This day is observed as ""Martyr's Day"" in memory of the great freedom fighter. Even today the soul stirring songs composed in his honour are sung by Bengali folk-singers.
7/14/1942Britishers Quit India resolution was passed by Congress Working Committee. They demanded departure of British and agreed on passive resistance until India's independence. It was declared on 8th August, 1942 at August Kranti Maidan (Gowalia Tank).
3/22/1949SSC Examination system started.
1/17/1999Madhya Pradesh won its maiden Wills Trophy championship, defeating Bengal in the final of the limited overs cricket championship in Calcutta.
8/4/2000Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the last member of the British royal family to bear the title ''Empress of India'', celebrated her 100th birthday.
8/20/1991Indian Oil Executive Director K. Doraiswamy released after 52 days of being in the custody of Kashmir ultras.
12/25/1946Gandhiji said, at Noakhali, ""I am being tested through and through"".
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