Motto for Today: ‘The eyes of cheats are always full of tears.’

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 Books

This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History! 

On this day, Nov.21……..

1783 – Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, a professor of physics and chemistry, and the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes became the first men to make a free flight. Their hot-air balloon flew nearly 6 miles in 25 mins, reaching an altitude, it is thought, of around 3000-ft (though this is poorly documented).

1846 – The word anesthesia was coined by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1877 – Thomas Edison announced the invention of his “talking machine” – the tin-foil cylinder recorder that preceded the phonograph. He appears to have envisioned it as a business dictation machine.

1905 – 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open.

1922 – Rebecca L. Felton sworn in as 1st female U.S. Senator.

1947 – First postal stamp of independent India of three and half annas denomination was started.

1947 – Major General Cariappa took over from Lieutenant General Sir Francies Tulker as the Army Commander, Eastern Command, in the rank of Lieutenant General.

1962 – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

1969 – Bhilai Steel Plant sets a new world record in steel-making by producing ‘one heat’ in four hours three minutes.

1971 – Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini defeat the Pakistan army.

1973 – Seth Govinddas, M.P. of Jabalpur, was honoured in the Central Hall of Parliament for completion of 50 years in P arliament, which was an unprecedented record. He returned his Padma Bhushan award protesting against Govt. of India’s refusal to make Hindi national language

1993 – India and South Africa sign a historic pact on re-establishing diplomatic and consular relations after a gap of 50 years.

2016 – India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine.


1926 – Premnath, actor.


1970 – Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science in India. He was the recipient of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics.

You may have known….

Each year, insects eat 1/3 of the earth’s food crop.

{Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan)                                                                                  (feature image credits-DefenceXP)

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