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On this day, August 28 ….

1565 – Oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine Florida, established.

1600 – Mughals capture Ahmednagar.

1830 – “Tom Thumb,” the first locomotive built in America, ran from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill.

1837 – Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England began the manufacture of Worcester Sauce. Its origin was accidental. The two Worcestershire chemists (pharmacists) who’s names are on the bottle were asked to make a sauce using a recipe Lord Marcus Sandys, governor of Bengal, had brought from India. The result had a harsh, unpalatable taste. The batch was stored in their cellar, forgotten for a year. At that time, after an aging process, a chance tasting for the sauce was now tasty. Upon selling the new savory sauce, they found a sustained demand, and by 1843 they sold 14,500 per year. The exact ingredients remain a trade secret, but are known to include molasses, tamarins, onions, cloves, chillies and shallots from various countries around the world.

1845 – The first issue of the Scientific American was published by Rufus Porter, a versatile if eccentric Yankee, who was by turns a portrait-painter, schoolmaster, inventor and editor. (Today, Scientific American publishes 18 foreign-language editions around the globe).

1883 – The first controlled flight in a glider was made by John J. Montgomery at Wheeler Hill, California. He sailed a distance of 603 feet at a height of about 15 feet.

1937 – Toyota Motor Corporation is Formed.

1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his famous “I have a dream speech” addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

1972 – General Insurance Business in India was nationalised.

1973 – India and Pakistan sign POW accord paving the way for return of over 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war.

1997 – Indian Election Commission orders that no convicted person will be allowed to contest elections even if an appeal against the conviction was pending in a higher court.

1998 – India and Pakistan clash at the Security Council after New Delhi denounced the running of terrorist training camps in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Afghanistan.

2013 – China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria’s use of chemical weapons.

2017 – North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country’s J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover.

2019 – Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage.

2020 – Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car.
Born….

1896 – Firaq Gorakhpuri, lecturer and poet.

1905 – Major Dhyanchand, remembered as a Master of Hockey.

1928 – Ustad Vilayat Khan, composer.

1966 – Priya Dutt, social worker and politician.

1975 – Ejaz Khan, actor.

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The owl can catch a mouse in utter darkness, guided only by tiny sounds made by its prey.

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({Compiled by Lt. Col. (R) Raj Kadyan}

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