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Historical Event on 10/5/1997

Dr. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman to become an astronaut. (year 1997 or Oct. 5, 1998)

Other Historical Dates and Events
2/18/1899Jainarain Vyas, leader, freedom fighter and social reformer, was born at Jodhpur, Rajasthan. He played a leading role in creating united Rajasthan by integration of various states of Rajputana. He was the first Chief Minister of Rajasthan from 1951 to 1954.
10/2/1952Community Development Programme started.
8/4/1906Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, the architect of modern Himachal Pradesh and an energetic Chief Minister, was born at Chanhalag village in Sirmaur.
6/13/1889Salarjung, famous administrator, was born.
12/3/1971During the ensuing melee, three of the Sabres were shot down while all Gnats returning to base were unscathed. The first blood of a new Indo-Pakistan air war had been drawn. Other encounters were to follow over the next 10 days within both Indian and Pakistani airspace, before a full-scale war began.
12/22/1995A Russian-made AN-26 plane forced to land in Bombay following an Intelligence Bureau tip off that it could be the suspected aircraft which dropped arms at Purulia.
12/30/1935Lord Reading, former Viceroy and Governor General of India, died at the age of 76 at UK.
5/5/1993Balak Brahmachari, [Marxist Godman], famous Indian guru, passed away at 73 yrs.
4/1/1969India's first Atomic Energy Reactor started at Tarapore.
12/21/1903Bhalchandra Digambar Garware, famous industrailist, was born.