Motto for Today: ‘Anger of a gentle man is a fearful thing.’

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On this day, Sept. 20…….

1819 – The first patent leather manufactured in the U.S. was produced in Newark by Seth Boyden. At first, the varnish was dried in the heat of the sun, but was later dried in a warm room. In 1820, Boyden made an oven able to hold 16 skins. This leather, treated with a coating based on linseed-oil to give it a high gloss finish, was mostly used for fancy work and for shoes.

1853 – Elisha Graves Otis sold his first safety elevator equipment, having started his business earlier in the year to sell the safety elevator system he had invented the year before. Shortly thereafter, in May 1854, Otis created public interest with a daring demonstration. He was hoisted high in the air on a platform fitted with his safety feature. When he called for the rope to be cut, the safety device stopped his fall.

1857 – British troops conquered Delhi from the freedom fighters.

1859 – The electric range, invented by George B. Simpson of Washington, D.C., was patented. Mr. Simpson called his invention, an “electroheater.” Heat was generated by passing electricity through wire coils.

1892 – Wire glass was patented by Frank Schulman. Wire glass, as the name suggests, is simply a wire mesh inserted during the plate glass manufacturing process to create a single monolithic glass with properties useful where fire safety requirements apply.

1904 – The first circular flight in an airplane was made by Orville Wright at Huffman Prairie, near Dayton, Ohio. He travelled about 4,080-ft in about 1½ minutes. (The Wright brothers’ first Flyer which made the historic flight and three more on 17 Dec 1903 in North Carolina, had been overturned by the wind and damaged after those flights. The Wrights chose not to repair it but to start with a new, heavier and stronger machine with a more powerful motor).

1932 – Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables.

1954 – The first successful test compilation and execution of a computer program using what became FORTRAN was run by Harlan Herrick at IBM.

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.

1989 – IPKF suspends its operations against LTTE in Sri Lanka. LTTE, in turn, ceases all operations against the Indian armed forces.

2013 – Apple released the iPhone 5s.

2019 – Students from 185 countries stage the world’s largest-ever protest on climate change culminating in Manhattan rally led by Greta Thunberg,

2021 – First edition of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel “Frankenstein” sells for $1.17 million, setting new world record for a printed work by a woman.


1569 – Jehangir, Mughal king.

1943 – Jayanta Hazarika, song writer.

1948 – Mahesh Bhatt, film director.


1999 – T. R. Rajakumari, the dream girl of the Tamil silver screen for over two decades.

You may have known….

If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.

 Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

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