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On this day, Sept.22……

1789 – Office of Indian Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department.

1893- 1st auto built in U.S. (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield.

1903 – Italo Marchiony granted patent for ice cream cone.

1910 – England’s 1st aircraft flight.

1913 – The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

1955 – The first commercial television broadcasting began in Britain by ITV (Independent Television). Rediffusion, serving the London area was the first on the air. The first advertisement was shown at 9:12 pm showing Gibbs SR toothpaste in a block of “ice”. (The world’s first commercial TV station was WNBT, New York, which had begun commerical broadcasting on 1 July 1941.)

1965 – India and Pakistan cease-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War.

1988 – Indian PM announces Government’s decision to drop Defamation Bill.

1999 – India asks Pakistan to prevent the reported attempt by the JKLF to cross the Line of Control (LOC) on October 4.

2019 – US President Donald Trump admits he spoke to Ukrainian President about Joe Biden’s son, after news a US intelligence officer made an official complaint about the call.

2019 – “Howdy, Modi!” US President Donald Trump holds a mass rally for Indian PM Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas.

2020 President Xi Jinping of China pledges at the UN that the country will adopt stronger climate targets including becoming carbon neutral by 2060

2021 WHO warns urgent action needed on air pollution, is on a par with smoking and a poor diet, causing seven million premature deaths a year


1956 – Ranjeeta Kaur, actor.

1988 – Sana Saeed, actor.


1539 – Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

1891 – Gangopadhyay Taraknath, famous novelist in Bengal.

1977 – Maulana Abdul Ali Maududi, founder of Jamat-E-Islami.

1991 – Durga Khote, pioneering actor. {Earlier, men used to play women in our cinema, because acting was still not a respectable career for women of the soil. Finally, when we got real women playing heroines in our films, they were not Indians. Anglo-Indian, Jew or Parsi women were cast. At such a juncture, the arrival of Durga Khote was nothing short of a landmark. Her first film (Farebi Jaal) flopped commercially but the tide changed when V Shantaram decided to cast her in Ayodhyecha Raja, a bilingual remake of Phalke’s film in 1932. She played Jodhabai, the spirited wife of Emperor Akbar in K Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam (1957), a role that remains unblemished in the collective memory of India}.

You may have known….

In ancient times for birth control, apart from other ingredients, women also used rock salt as spermicide.

Good morning. Have a nice day.

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

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