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May 19 – this day in history

There is something really interesting to note about May 19. If one looks through the annals of history, a large number of revolutionary figures were born on this day. For instance, Malcom X (born Malcolm Little in 1925 - the civil rights leader has been called the greatest African-American in history); Ho Chi Minh, the first president of Vietnam (born in 1890) and Nathuram Godse (born in 1910). May 19 is also the birthday of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkish marshal

May 12 – Mehrangarh Fort, citadel of Sun

Rao Jodha, the 15th Rathore ruler, laid the foundation of Mehrangarh Fort, on a rocky hill, six miles of Mandore on May 12, 1459. This new capital of the Rathore's today is one of the greatest forts of all times, surrounded by the beautiful city of Jodhpur. Standing tall and invincible, at a height of 120 metres, it inspires awe, inspiration and envy amongst all. To begin with, it was much, much smaller, the extremities of the original fortress fall within the

May 10 – this day in history

May 10 marks the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. Today is also International Migratory Birds Day. The theme for this year is 'Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation'. So while you sit ensconced in the cool environs of your homes, spare a thought for the feathered friends and resolve to leave water and birdfeed out on your terrace or balcony. And do this through the year. May 10 is also significant to the

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