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On this day, Nov.13……..

1851 – The first public message was sent on the submarine telegraph cable under the English Channel between Dover, England and Calais, France. It gave the price of the English funds. It was a project of The English Channel Submarine Telegraph Company formed in1849 by John Watkins Brett.

1855 – A proposal for a tunnel under the English Channel was reported in the New York Daily Times, which, according to French engineer M. Loèpold Favre, would in five years connect Boulogne to Dover.

1909 – Gandhiji left England for South Africa and wrote ”Hind Swaraj” on board S.S. Kildonan Castle.

1913 – 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.

1930 – The Rotolactor, invented by Henry W. Jeffries, was housed in the lactorium of the Walker Gordon Laboratory Company, US. This was a 50-stall revolving platform that enabled the milking of 1,680 cows in seven hours by rotating them into position with the milking machines.

1946 – Artificial snow from a natural cloud was produced over Mount Greylock for the first time in the U.S. An airplane spread small pellets of dry-ice (frozen carbon dioxide) for three miles at a height of 14,000 ft. Although the snow fell an estimated 3,000 feet, it evaporated as it fell through dry air, and never reached the ground. The experiment was carried out by Vincent J. Schaefer of the General Electric Company. (Earlier the same year, he had produced snow in a cold chamber, on 12 Jul 1946).

1952 – False fingernails 1st sold.

1987 – 1st condom commercial on BBC TV.

2014 – Representatives for the Islamic State announce that the group will begin minting its own currency in order to remove itself from the world financial system, which it considers ‘satanic’.

2014 – Rohit Sharma of India sets a new record of 264 runs against Sri Lanka in an ODI innings in cricket. (In One Day Internationals, the first man to score a double century was Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 200 not out against South Africa at Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior).

2021 – Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26: commits countries to a phasedown” of “unabated” coal, end deforestation by 2030 and cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030.


1780 – Maharaja Ranjit Singh, “Lion of Punjab”.

1935 – P Susheela, singer.

1967 – Juhi Chawla, actor.

1980 – Harman Baweja, actor.

You may have known….

A Giraffe has the same number of bones in its neck as a man.

{Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}          (Featured image credit-SikhNet)

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