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On This Day: Key Events on May 7, from Tagore’s Birth to Putin’s Rise in Russia



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Today marks significant historical milestones on May 7, with tributes to the birth anniversary of the renowned literary figure Rabindranath Tagore, celebrated as Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti. Popularly known as the ‘Bard of Bengal’, Tagore’s contributions to literature and the composition of India‘s National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana, are commemorated on this day.

Additionally, it signifies the founding day of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in 1960, an essential agency responsible for constructing challenging roads in India’s border regions, particularly in the north and northeast.

In the realm of global politics, May 7, 2000, marked a pivotal moment with Vladimir Putin assuming office as the President of Russia for the first time. Putin’s presidency began after his election victory earlier that year, where he aimed to tackle corruption and foster a regulated market economy.

Moreover, May 7, 1946, signifies the establishment of the Japanese corporation Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo KK (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation), which later evolved into the well-known multinational company, Sony. Founded by physicists Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, Sony has become a prominent player in the global tech industry.

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