Motto for Today: ‘A chattering bird builds no nest.’

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.23……..

1835 – The first U.S. patent for a horseshoe manufacturing machine was issued to Henry Burden. He made nearly all the horseshoes used by the Union cavalry during the Civil War.

1863 – Patent granted for a process of making colour photographs.

1889 – The first jukebox was installed when an entrepreneur named Louis Glass and his business associate, William S. Arnold, placed a coin-operated Edison cylinder phonograph in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. Known as “Nickel-in-the-Slot,” the machine was an instant success, earning over $1000 in less than six months.

1897 – A U.S. patent was issued for a pencil sharpener to its black American inventor, John Lee Love.

1936 – 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce, hit newsstands.

1948 – The first U.S. patent for a lens to provide zoom effects for television cameras was issued to F.G. Back as a “varifocal lens for cameras.”

1948 – The besieged garrison of Punch was relieved a full year after its siege. Thus, a firm grip had been established all the way from Pathankot on the major portions of this province.

1964 – Dr. Michael E. DeBakey of Houston performed the first successful coronary artery bypass graft procedure.

1971 – China People’s Republic seated in United Nations Security Council.

2014 – In a potential attempt to claim sovereignty, China is building an island in the South China Sea in an area claimed by several nations; sources speculate that the island may be used to support an airstrip and military activities.

2018 – US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise.


1897 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian Bengali/English writer. Lived 100 years but was doubted as British agent against Sharad Chandra Bose and Subhas Chandra Bose family

1900 – Durga Das, famous social reformer and journalist.

1926 – Sathya Sai Baba, Hindu universalist renaissance charismatic guru, educationalist and worker of miracles.

1930 – Geeta Dutt, singer.


1937 – Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist and plant physiologist who investigated the properties of very short radio waves, wireless telegraphy, and radiation-induced fatigue in inorganic materials.

You may have known….

You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.                                                               {Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}                                                               

(Geeta Dutt clip credit–Saregama Music)

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