Motto for Today: ‘Leadership is, making common people put up uncommon performance’

As Everyday makes a new beginning in life, brings new opportunities, opens new avenues, to perform and make a mark, to write a Page in history Book; We bring out a new feature for our viewers, on historical importance of Each Day !

This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History! 

On this day, 03 August ….

1903 – Thomas Edison’s concern about X-Ray injury was front page news in the New York World newspaper. Under the headline “Edison Fears Hidden Perils of the X-rays” the history of injuries of his laboratory employee were described. Clarence Dally had an arm and hand amputated because of cancer caused by exposure to X-rays. Edison’s own experience was that viewing with his own X-ray fluoroscope harmed his own eyesight two years earlier.

1908 – A nearly complete, buried, skeleton of a Neanderthal was discovered in a cave at La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France (Neanderthal

Skeleton of Neanderthal man (Homo neanderthalensis).

is an extinct species of human that was widely distributed in ice-age Europe between circa 120,000 and 35,000 years ago, with a receding forehead and prominent brow ridges).

1921 – 1st aerial crop dusting (to kill caterpillars).

1926 – The first traffic lights in Britain were installed at Piccadilly Circus.

1958 – The USS Nautilus became the first submarine to travel under the geographic North Pole when the ice-pack conditions were favourable.

1984 – Bomb attack on Madras airport, 32 killed.

1991 – About 280 kg of gold ornaments valued at $15 million, which had been deposited in the Portuguese bank in Goa by its natives, flown back to India.

1994 – The first successful heart transplant operation was performed at the All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, by a team of doctors led by Prof. P. Venugopal

2003 – Police in London used a Taser electric stun gun on a suspect for the first time in that country. (Tasers do not rely on pain compliance, except when used in “Drive Stun” mode, and are thus preferred by some law enforcement over non-Taser stun guns and other electronic control weapons. Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons for police to use to subdue fleeing, belligerent, or potentially dangerous people, who would have otherwise been subjected to more lethal weapons such as firearms. A 2009 study said that injuries drop by 76% when a Taser is used. However, there have been some instances where Tasers have resulted in serious injury or death).

Born….

1886 – Maithili Sharan Gupt, first man of modern Hindi poetry and literature, writer, patriot and social worker.

1916 – Shakeel Badayuni, poet and lyricist.

1957 – Mani Shankar, filmmaker.

Titbits….

1943 – Gen. Patton slaps a U.S. GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice. As a result, Patton’s career was halted as former subordinates became his superiors.

You may have known….

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. 

Good morning. Have a nice day.

(pics credits–AmarUjala Kavya)                                                              {Compilation credits– Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Raj Kadyan}

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