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Important events of 17 May

  • Britain announced the war against France in 1756.
  • East India Company imposed a number of restrictions on weavers in 17 may, 1769 to ruin Bengal’s textile industry.
  • The commemoration of the World Communication Day began in 1865.
  • Thor Heyerdahl started touring Morocco on this day in 1970 and crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 57 days.
  • Japanese woman Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest in 1975.
Junko Tabei
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  • Sunil Gavaskar retired from Test cricket in 1987.
  • The Upper House Federalists of the Russian Parliament granted the approval of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 2000.
  • In Pakistan, the body of the dead American journalist Daniel Pearl was recovered from the graveyard in 2002.
  • The fourth round of India-Pakistan Composite Dialogue began in Rawalpindi in 2007.
  • Bihar’s Transport Minister Ramanand Pratap Singh resigned from Nitish Kumar in 2008.
  • Taliban terrorists released Tariq Azizuddin, Pakistan’s ambassador in 2008.
  • Indian boxers won all six gold medals in the Commonwealth boxing championship in 2010.
  • In promoting the country’s oldest traditional sports kabaddi, the Punjab government announced in 2010 the Kabbadi World Cup.

Read also: Important events of 16 May

Born on 17 May – Famous Birthdays on 17th May

  • The famous businessman of India and the top leader of the Tata group, Russi Modi, was born in 1918.
  • The country’s famous Ghazal singer Pankaj Udhas was born in 1951.
Pankaj Udhas
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  • Actress Preeti Ganguly, the character of Hindi cinema, was born in 1953.
  • The famous poet and writer of Hindi and Brajbhasha were born in 1897.
  • Edwin Jenner, the famous physicist and inventor of ‘chickenpox vaccine’, was born in 1749.

Death on 17th May – Famous Deaths of 17 May

  • The famous hotelier industrialist and the founder of the Hotel Leela Group, CP Krishnan Nair died in 2014.

Important events and festivities of 17th May –

  • World telecommunications day