Motto for Today: ‘A tree falls the way it leans’

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.22……..

1497 – Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope, on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India.

1809 – The first patent for a metallic writing pen in the U.S., issued to Peregrine Williamson a jeweller

1904 – The first direct current, interpole, electric motor to be patented in the U.S. was issued to Mathias Pfatischer under the title “Variable Speed Motor”.

1910 – The first U.S. patent for a steel-shafted golf club was issued to Arthur F. Knight. The shaft was formed from tempered high-carbon steel tubing, in which the volume of metal decreases toward the head.

1914 – Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia.

1927 – The first U.S. patent for a snowmobile was issued to Carl J.E. Eliason. His “motor toboggan” had ski-like front runners and a rear drive track.

1963 – US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was travelling with his wife, Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade when he was fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. A ten-month investigation from November 1963 to September 1964 by the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy.

1968 – Lok Sabha passed notification to change the name of Madras state as Tamil Nadu.

1983 – The last wringer-washer made in the U.S., a Master Model E was built by the Maytag Company, 

the last U.S. company to make hand-operated washers.

2014 – Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he will step down when he has reached constitutional term limits; Putin has served as either president or prime minister continually since the year 2000.

2017 – Uber admits hackers stole personal info’ of  57 million people worldwide, paid $100,00 to keep shut.

Born….

1899 – Shaheed Laxman Nayak, freedom fighter and leader.

1939 – Mulayam Singh Yadav, politician.

RIP….

1773 – Robert Clive, English occupier of India.

1967 – Tara Singh, freedom fighter, Akali Dal leader, master and politician.

Titbits….

1968 – 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura.

You may have known….

The blood of mammals is red, the blood of insects is yellow, and the blood of lobsters is blue.

{Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}                       (Shaheed Laxman pic credit-Army Museum)

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