Motto for Today: ‘A real life history is not written in words but in actions.’

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, Sept. 21……

1746 – French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras.

1945 – British promise India independence.

1948 – Formation of Press Trust of India (PTI) announced under an agreement signed between Reuters and Indian and Eastern Newspapers Society.

1954 – Last Indian troops withdraw from Tibet.

1984 – Indian National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources and National Institute of Animal Genetics were set up. These institutes were initially located in the campus of the southern regional station of National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore. They were then moved to Karnal in July 1985.

1988 – Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville, New Jersey home.

1995 – The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths.

1997 – I. K. Gujral and Nawaz Sharif discussed in New York the recent flare-up on Line of Control and firing across the border. The two agreed that such sources of tension should not be allowed.

2001 – University of Roorkee, becomes India’s 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee.

2004 The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People’s War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).

2011 – Google’s new social network service, Google+, is released to the general public

2016 – Three genetic studies published in “Nature” conclude all non-Africans descended from one migration out of Africa 50-80,000 years ago.

2016 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge $3 billion to medical research to “cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century”.

2021 – World leaders address climate change at the UN, Joe Biden pledges to double financial aid to developing countries, President Xi Jinping says China will stop coal-fired projects abroad.

2021- McDonald’s announces plans to “drastically” reduce plastic in its Happy Meals by 2025 (these meals make it one of largest toy distributors in the world).


1866 – H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author.

1912 – Firoz Gandhi, politician.

1939 – Swami Agnivesh, philosopher.

1955 – Gulshan Grover, actor.

1971 – David Vetter, American patient who lived his twelve years of life in a sterile plastic “bubble” to protect him from any chance of infection, because he was born with a genetic disease, severe combined deficiency syndrome (SCID). He was publicly identified only as “David,” or “the Bubble Boy.” He died after an unsuccessful bone marrow stem cells transplant that had been hoped could save him.

1980 – Kareena Kapoor, actor.

1981 – Rimi Sen, actor.


1933 – Annie Besant, great social worker and founder of Home Rule Movement.

1992 – Tarachand Barjatya, film producer.

You may have known….
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.

Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

(Mike Tyson pic credit-USA Today)

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