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Historical Event on 5/17/1957

Nehru, who went to Ceylon to celebrate the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of Buddhism, calls for an end to nuclear tests.

Other Historical Dates and Events
8/11/1954Madireddy Venkateshwar Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79), was born in Secunderabad.
8/15/1867Bhartendu Harishchandra publishes a Hindi monthly 'Kavi Vachan Sudha'.
11/3/1997Vice President Krishan Kant presents India's 3-point 'South's positive agenda' at G-15 meet at Kuala Lumpur to ensure a fair deal in the process of globalisation.
5/1/1947Congress Working Committee accepts Partition in principle.
10/24/1997Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.
5/14/1657Dharmavir Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj was born on Purandar fort.
7/7/1943Rasbehari Bose handed over the command of 'Azad Hind Fauz' to Netaji Subhashchandra Bose at Singapore.
10/23/1990Following the arrest of its President L. K. Advani, who was leading a rathyathra to Ayodhya at Samasthipur in Bihar, BJP withdrew support to National Front Government.
12/20/1994The last batch of troops of IAF left the capital city of Mogadishu.. Cpl Nasir was left as a lying casualty due to injuries sustained in the RPG explosion by AN-124 contracted by UN.
11/16/199160 percent of the 23 million voters exercise their franchise in the by-elections to 15 Lok Sahba and 56 Assembly seats in 14 states.
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