Motto for Today: Happiness is a choice, not a result.

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.24………..

1859 – The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Darwin’s groundbreaking book, was published in England to great acclaim.

1874 – The first U.S. patent for barbed wire was issued to Joseph F. Glidden. The barbs were cut from sheet metal and were inserted between two wires which were twisted considerably more than with today’s common design. This product would transform the West. Before this innovation, settlers on the treeless plains had no easy way to fence livestock away from cropland, and ranchers had no way to prevent their herds from roaming far and wide. Glidden’s barbed wire opened the plains to large-scale farming, and closed the open range, bringing the era of the cowboy and the round-up to an end.

1903 – The first U.S. patent for an automobile electric self-starter was issued to Clyde J. Coleman

1930 – 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight, Miss Ruth Nichols.

1941 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar.

1954 – Air Force One, 1st U.S. Presidential airplane, christened.

1963 – 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald. (Oswald had assassinated President Kennedy).

1989 – Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record.

1992 – It was decided that the Lok Sabha session would start with the national song “Vande Mataram” and end with the National Anthem “Jana Gana Mana”.

2011 – India government relaxes rules relating to the operation of foreign-owned retailers such as Wal-Mart and Tesco within India.

2019 – Data leaked from Chinese high-security Muslim Uighur security camps, housing 1 million people, show systematic brainwashing in western Xinjiang region.


1881 – Sir Chhotu Ram, politician. (Born Ram Richpal; was a prominent politician in British India’s Punjab Province, an ideologue of the Jat peasantry and a champion of its interests. He was knighted in 1937 and was a co-founder of the National Unionist Party).

1935 Salim Khan, screenwriter.

1943 – Montek Singh Ahluwalia, economist.

1944 – Amol Palekar, actor.

1961 – Arundhati Roy, Indian activist and writer (The God of Small Things).

1981 – Celina Jaitley, actor.

1984 – Yami Gautam, actor.


1665 – Guru Teg Bahadur.

2003 – Tuntun, actor.

You may have known….

In Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller Psycho, the sound effects for the famous shower scene were actually created by repeatedly stabbing a casaba melon.

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

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