According to Gregory calendar, on May 17, the day number in a year is 138 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 139. May 17 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

Important Historical Events of 17 May in the World ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1498Portugal's famous investigative sailor Vasco da Gama first arrived near Calicut.
1521The English Raees Edward Stafford, whose father was arrested for revolt against King Richard III, was convicted of treason against Raja Henry VIII.
1590Anne of Denmark was crowned Rani Consort of Scotland at Thabe Church at Holiroad Palace.
1642The Society Notre-Dem de Montreal established a stabilization known as Vile-Merry (Notre-Dem Church), which fully developed in the city of Montreal.
1742Battle of Chutzitz: Frederick II and Persia defeated the Ostries.
1744French King Louis XV declared war on Britain.
1756Britain declares war against France.
1782The Parliament of Great Britain passed the repeal of the Act to secure the dependence of the Ireland Act.
1792From the beginning of the New York Stock Exchange, the Buttonwood Agreement was signed.
1792Twenty -four stock brokers signed the New York Stock Exchange buttonwood agreement.
1814The Constitution of Norway was signed and Christian Frederick was elected the new King of Norway by the Constituent Assembly of Norway.
1857Bahadur Shah was declared the second Mughal emperor.
1863Rosalia de Castro published the first book in Cantress Galigos, a collection of his poetry, Galician language.
1865International Telegraph Union was established.
1865Celebration of World Communication Day began.
1865The International Telecommunication Union, an internationalization, which standardize and controls international radio and technology, was established as the International Telegraph Union Inperis.
1884Alaska was merged into an American territory.
1900Three Chinese villages within 100 miles of Peking were burned by Boxers in China, killing 60 Chinese and Christian citizens.
1902The antiquethera mechanism is the oldest known living geardamchainism, which was discovered among the artifacts descending from a ship in the Greek island in the antichethera.
1909The first Giro d 'tallia bicycle race began in the city of Milan, with Luigi Sugarcane winning.
1914Albania officially recognized the region of the northern epirus as an informal region with the Albanian state, which was never established due to the First World War.
1933Norway's fascist party nasogenal homosexuals were established on 17 May 1933 by Vidakun Quisling and Johann Bernhard Hejort. Despite the fact, it made a huge impact on Norway politics that it never achieved more than 2.5% votes and eventually dissolved in 1945.
1954The US Supreme Court ruled the brown versus brown board of education in historical cases, which reflects racial isolation in public schools because 'separate educational facilities are naturally uneven. '
1970Thor Hairdal began the journey from Morocco on this day and crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 57 days.
1973On May 17, 1973, the Selection Committee of the Senate on the Presidential Campaign Activities was Washington D.C. Started hearing of the Watergate scam.
1974The Ulster Volunteer Force carried out four car bombs on May 17, 1974 in Dublin and Monaghan of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and 300 injured. This was the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the Republic.
1975The bombings in Dublin and Monaghan, Ireland, killed 28 people.
1976Japanese lady Mrs. Junko Taibei became the first woman to climb Mount Everest.
1978The stolen coffin of famous comedian Charlie Chaplin was discovered. Charlie died in Switzerland in 1977 and is buried near Lake Geneva. But two thieves stole his coffin and demanded four lakh pounds in exchange for it.
1980South Korean Army General Chun Do-Hawan expanded martial law across the country on 17 May 1980 and seized the government's control. He later became the President of South Korea on 1 September 1980.
1980On the eve of Peru's general election, the Maoistguriilla Group Shining Path started a polling place in the city of Catchchi, Ayachuko, starting Peru's internal conflict.
1983A peace treaty was signed between Israel and Lebanon.
1983The May 17 agreement was signed by the United States, Israel and Lebanon on the 17th May of 1983 to create peace between Lebanon and Israel. The agreement turned into a failure as it faced strong opposition from the Muslims of Lebanon and was accepted as a refuge.
1994On May 17, 1994, the first multi -party Malavian General Election took place. The Malawi Congress party was defeated by the United Democratic Front, both won the election for the President and the National Assembly and thus the MCP's 30 -year rule came to an end.
1995After 18 years as the Mayor of Paris, Jacques Shiraq was distinguished as the President of France.
2004Massachusetts became the first US state to legalize gay marriage.
2004Massachusetts became the first US state to issue a single-sex marriage license on 17 May 2004. Massachusetts, Belgium, Ontario, British Columbia and Massachusetts ranks sixth in the world.
2007Trains from North Korea and South Korea crossed the 38th parallel in a test run on 17 May with the permission of the two governments. This was the first time that trains have crossed the demilitralized area since 1953.
2009Dalia Gribassite was elected the first female president of Lithuania, who received 68.18 percent of the vote.
2013The serial bombings in Iraq killed 90 people, injured 200.

Important Historical Events of 17 May in India ⚡

Event YearIncident/Event
1990The General Assembly of the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from the list of mental diseases on 17 May 1990. India is one of the countries where homosexuality is illegal.
2010Indian boxers won all six gold medals of the Commonwealth Boxing Championship.
2014The right -wing Hindu Nationalist Party, BJP won the general election in India on May 17, 2014 with 336 seats out of 543 seats. This was the first time he won a majority in the Lok Sabha without any coalition.

Important Days of 17 May National & International Days 🏁

Day/ObservanceLevel
World Information Society DayInternational Day
World Telecommunication and Information Society DayInternational Day
World Hypertension DayInternational Day
International Internet DayInternational Day
Norway Constitution DayNational Day

Famous People's Birthdays on 17 May 😀

Birth YearName/Category/Country
1944Priti Sengupta / Writer / India
1945B.S. Chandrasekhar / Cricketer / India
1987Charmy Kaur / Actress / India

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