By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : May 13, 2020, 05:00
Duration : 02:39
May 13th: Lets take a peek into history and find out what happened on this day
Lets take a peek into the history and find out what all major events have happened in the past. Construction of His famous citadel, the Lal-Qila, or the Red Fort began in 1639 and completed after nine years on this day. The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. With the end of the Mughal reign, the British gave official sanctions to remove and sell valuables from the palace at the Red Fort. 20 years ago In continuation of the planned programme of underground nuclear tests that began on May 11, two more nuclear tests were carried out at Pokhran range on the May 13, 1998 under the leadership of then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The tests were carried out to generate additional data for improved computer simulation of designs and for attaining the capability to carry out subcritical experiments. A leading figure in the Indian independence movement, Nehru was elected by the Congress party to assume office as independent India's first Prime Minister, and later when the Congress won India's first general election in 1952.