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As each day is a new beginning in one’s life, it brings new opportunities, opens new avenues, to perform and make a mark, to write a Page in history Book !

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On this day, September 01…….

1146 – European leaders outlaw crossbow, intending to end war for all time

1689 – Russia began taxing men’s beards. Emperor Peter I of Russia introduced a beard tax to modernize the society of Russia following European models. (England had started taxing beard of over two week’s growth in 1535). Those who paid the tax were required to carry a “beard token”. This was a copper or silver token with a Russian Eagle on one side and on the other, the lower part of a face with nose, mouth, whiskers, and beard. It was inscribed with two phrases: “the beard tax has been taken” (lit: “Money taken”) and “the beard is a superfluous burden”}.

1798 – England signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad.

1858 – The first transatlantic cable failed after less than 1 month of service.

1887 – Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone on this day. We know it better as the record player. Emile got the patent, but Thomas Edison got the fame (for making it work and making music with his American invention). Berliner’s legacy also lives on in his trademark of a picture of a dog listening to “his master’s voice” issued from a gramophone.

1914 – The Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) became extinct as the last surviving bird of the colourful native American species of dove died at the Cincinnati Zoo.

1939 – Hitler orders extermination of mentally ill.

1945 – Japan surrenders ending WW II (U.S. date; 2 Sep in Japan).

1947 – Indian Standard Time was adopted.

1953 – On the Doomsday Clock on the Sep 1953 cover of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist the hands were set at two minutes to midnight—the closest to nuclear Doomsday (midnight) they have ever been. It represented the great tension after the first Soviet hydrogen bomb test the previous month (12 Aug 1953), just 9 months after the first U.S. nuclear test (1 Nov 1952). On later covers, the minute hand was moved up and back over the years, reflecting increasing or lessening urgency of concern for humanity’s catastrophic destruction.

1956 – Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory.

1956 – Life Insurance Corporation of India was established and all Life Insurance Business Companies were nationalised and merged in this corporation.

1976 – Indira Gandhi asks for sweeping new powers at New Delhi.

2014 – Pakistani protesters seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif briefly take over the state television station and shut it down; soldiers and paramilitary forces later regained control and restored operation.

2015 – Google changes its logo.

2015 – India scores their first Test cricket series victory in Sri Lanka since 1993 winning 3rd Test in Colombo by 117 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin (4) & Ishant Sharma (3) combines for 7 Sri Lankan 2nd innings wickets.
2019 – German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80-year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw.

2020 Rare protests in Mongolia against moves to teach school subjects in Mandarin instead of Mongolian.
Born….

1908 – KN Singh, actor.

1915 – Rajindersingh Bedi, Urdu story writer and Hindi film story writer.

1949 – P.A. Sangma, politician.

1973 – Ram Kapoor, actor.

RIP….

1715 – King Louis XIV of France dies after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

 1999 – Dr. S. Srinivasan (58), Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Thiruvananthapuram.

You may have known….

If you are right-handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. If you are left-handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left side of your mouth.

Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

 

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