May 23: China occupied Tibet
New Delhi. May 23 is recorded in history as China’s formal occupation of Tibet. This move of China was fiercely opposed in Tibet and many countries of the world.
The serial details of other major events recorded on the date of 23 May in the history of the country and the world are as follows:-
1848: Birth of Otto Lilienthal, who taught humans to fly for the first time by making the first glider even before the Wright brothers of America.
1919: Birth of Maharani Gayatri Devi, the Rajmata of Jaipur royal family.
1951: China annexed Tibet as an autonomous region.
1977: Extremists break into a primary school and a train in northern Holland, taking several people hostage. It took twenty days to resolve this crisis through commando action.
1986: US and West European countries veto sanctions proposals against South Africa.
1994: Stampede kills 270 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
2004: 250 drowned when boat capsizes in Meghna river due to storm in Bangladesh.
2008: India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface missile ‘Prithvi-2’.
2009: Former South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun committed suicide by jumping off the hills near his home, accused of corruption.
2010: Supreme Court decriminalizes man and woman living together without marriage.
2014: Russia and China exercise veto power in the UN Security Council to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria.