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On this day, Sept. 03….

1752 – The day of 3 Sep never happened in Britain, nor the next 10 dates. The Roman era Julian Calendar, had become 11 days out of step from the solar cycle. Britain and its American colonies adopted the Gregorian Calendar, which moved this day’s date up from Sep 3 to Sep 14. People rioted in the streets thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives.

1935 – 1st automobile to exceed 300 mph, Sir Malcolm Campbell (301.337 mph).

1940 – Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21, Operation-Seelowe. {Following the Fall of France the Nazis expected the British to seek a peace agreement, and invasion was considered as a last resort. As a precondition, the proposed operation required both air and naval superiority over the English Channel and proposed landing sites, neither of which the Germans ever achieved during the war. Operation Sea Lion (German word Seelowe) was postponed indefinitely on 17 September 1940 and never carried out. The German High Command had no confidence that the plan was feasible, and most historians agree it had little possibility of success}.

1967 – Sweden begins driving on right-hand side of road. Today almost 65% of countries drive on the right-hand side. (In the past, almost everybody travelled on the left side of the road because that was the most sensible option for feudal, violent societies. Since most people are right-handed, swordsmen preferred to keep to the left in order to have their right arm nearer to an opponent).

1970 – A record hailstone 0.77 kg fell on Coffeyville, Kansas, the heaviest in the 20th century. The world record was set on 23 Jul 2010, by a hailstone found in Vivian, South Dakota at 0.88 kg, 20 cm diam. (A larger hailstone is said to have fallen on 14 Apr 1986 that weighed 1.02 kg during a hailstorm in Bangladesh that killed 92 people).

1976 – The unmanned spacecraft Viking II landed on Mars and took the first pictures of the surface of Mars.

1987 – Vishwanathan Anand, 17, becomes India’s first and the world’s youngest Grandmaster.

1994 – Indian government decides to disinvest government holding in 21 Public Sector Units including ITI, IOC and ITDC.

1995 – Ram Jethmalani (lawyer and MP) launches a new party, Bharatiya Lok Panchayat, to rid the country of its evils.

1997 – Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court directs the state government to pay ex-gratia of Rs. 50,000 to the family of a college student, who had committed suicide following ragging in the hostel.

2014 – Iran is strengthening gender segregation policies, forbidding women to work in public areas of restaurants and seeking separation from men in office settings; the move will increase the 18.9% female jobless rate.

2017 – 1.4-ton WWII bomb defused in Frankfurt, Germany with 60,000 people evacuated, the largest postwar evacuation.
Born….

1905 – Kamlapati Tripathi, leader of Indian National Congress.

1926 – Uttam Kumar, actor.

1952 – Shakti Kapoor, actor.

1976 – Vivek Oberoi, actor.

RIP….

1997 – Anjaan (Lalji Pandey), well known lyricist.

You may have known….
Chimpanzees have cleaner beds than humans.

Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

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