14 May in Indian and World History
14 May in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. 14 May is the birth anniversary of Sambhaji Bhosale, Mark Zuckerberg, Zareen Khan, and Rob Gronkowski.
14 May is also observed as the death anniversary of N.G. Chandavarkar, Swami Atmananda, and Asghar Ali Engineer.
14 May in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:
Sambhaji Bhosale (14 May 1657 – 11 March 1689), the second Chhatrapati of the Maratha empire, who ruled from 1681 to 1689. He was the eldest son of Shivaji, founder of Marathas. Sambhaji’s ruled was largely shaped by the ongoing wars between the Maratha kingdom and Mughal Empire as well as other neighbouring powers such as the Siddis, Mysore and the Portuguese in Goa. He was born on 14 May 1657, Purander Fort, Pune, India.
Mark Zuckerberg, an American computer programmer who was cofounder and CEO of Facebook, a social networking Web site. Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year award. In December 2016, Zuckerberg was ranked 10th on the Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People. He was born in 14 May 1984, White Plains, New York, U.S.
Zareen Khan, also known as Zarine Khan. an Indian actress and model who mainly works in the Hindi film industry, though has also appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi films. She made her screen debut with a leading role in the 2010 Anil Sharma’s period film Veer co-starring with Salman Khan for which she was nominated for the Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut. She was born on 14 May 1987, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Rob Gronkowski nicknamed “Gronk“. an American football tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He previously played nine seasons for the New England Patriots. He was born on 14 May 1989, in Amherst, New York.
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14 May in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:
N.G. Chandavarkar (2 December 1855 – 14 May 1923) an early Indian National Congress politician and Hindu reformer. He was regarded by some as the “leading Hindu reformer of western India’’. He died on 14 May 1923.
Swami Atmananda (8 December 1883 – 14 May 1959), also referred to as Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, an Indian sage, guru, and philosopher. He has been described by scholars as a “neo-Hindu’’. His teachings have become a foundation for a spiritual method called the Direct Path. He died on 14 May 1959, in Trivandrum, Kerala.
Asghar Ali Engineer (10 March 1939 – 14 May 2014), an Indian reformist-writer and social activist. He also served as head of the Indian Institute of Islamic Studies Mumbai, and the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, both of which he founded in 1980 and 1993, respectively. His autobiography “A Living Faith: My Quest for Peace, Harmony and Social Change’’ was released in New Delhi on 20 July 2011 by Hamid Ansari, the then Vice-President of India. He died on 14 May 2014 in Santacruz, Mumbai, India.
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Notable events on 14 May in Indian and World history
14 May 1483 – Coronation of Charles VIII of France.
14 May 1767 – British government disbands American’s import duty on tea.
14 May 1931 – Mahatma Gandhi the leader of the Indian Nationalist movement has agreed to talks with Britain in London to discuss more independence from Britain in return for stopping the current boycott on foreign goods in India.
14 May 1963 – Kuwait is admitted to the United Nations.
14 May 2022 – World Migratory Bird Day
The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of conserving migratory birds and their habitats. This program has a global reach and is an effective tool for raising global awareness about the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.