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On this day, Sep 2……..

1666 – Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses and kills 8.

1752 – Today was the last day of the Julian calendar in Great Britain, Ireland and the British colonies. Eleven days were skipped to adopt the Gregorian calendar, designed to realign the calendar with equinoxes.

1792 – Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails and slaughter them.

1898 – Machine gun 1st time used in battle. (A machine gun is a fully automatic weapon firing typically, at a rate of 300 to 1800 rounds per minute. It is fired from the ground on a bipod or tripod. The key characteristic of modern machine guns, their relatively high rate of fire and more importantly mechanical loading, came with the Model 1862 Gatling gun, which was adopted by the US Navy. These weapons were still powered by hand; however, this changed with Hiram Maxim’s idea of harnessing recoil energy to power reloading in his Maxim machine gun. Dr. Gatling also experimented with electric-motor-powered models; this externally powered machine reloading has seen use in modern weapons as well).

1901 – Vice President Theodore Roosevelt advises, “Speak softly and carry a big stick”. It became a historic quip.

1930 – The first non-stop airplane flight from Europe to the U.S. was; it took 37 hours.

1944 – Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz.

1945 – Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

1946 – Jawaharlal Nehru, was sworn in as the Prime Minister of the Interim Government of Undivided India, against Partition.

1947 – Gandhiji is mobbed in Calcutta house; gives up idea of Noakhali visit. Peace efforts intensified.

1970 – Indian Parliament abolishes the privileges of 279 maharajahs.

1984 – Thousands of Sikhs rally at Golden Temple to protest govt. occupation in Amritsar.

1985 – It was announced that a U.S. and French expedition had located the wreckage of the Titanic about 560 miles off Newfoundland, 73 years after the British luxury liner sank.

1987 – Philips introduces CD-video.

1987 – Donald Trump takes out a full-page NY Times ad lambasting Japan.

1993 – The United States and Russia formally ended decades of competition in space by agreeing to a joint venture to build a space station.

1996 – Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand beats Garry Kasparov in Rapid Chess tournament in Geneva.

2015 – Earth’s trees number just over 3 trillion according to study in “Nature” by Thomas Crowther of Yale University.

Born….

1941 – Sadhana, actor.
1952 – Jimmy Connors, American tennis champion (US Open-1978, 82, 83, Wimbledon-1974, 82).

1972 – Sonam, actor.

1988 – Ishant Sharma, Cricketer.

RIP….

2009 – Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

You may have known….
The hairs on moths absorb the acoustic signals of bats, helping them evade predators more easily.
Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

(Video credits– Gane Sune Unsune, Goldmine)

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