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On this day, Dec.07……….

1884 – During a lecture presented at the University of Lille, Louis Pasteur made his much-quoted remark, “In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind”.

1889 – John Boyd Dunlop, a Scottish inventor, was issued a patent for his pneumatic tyres

1909 – Leo Baekeland of New York received the first U.S. patents for a thermosetting artificial plastic which he called Bakelite.

1926 – The first U.S. patent for a household refrigerator operating on gas, was issued to The Electrolux Servel Corporation.

1932 – The first gyro-stabilized vessel to cross the Atlantic, the Conte di Savoia of the Italian Line, arrived in New York City.

1934 – Jet stream was discovered by Wiley Post.

1945 – Microwave oven patented.

1982 – The first person executed by lethal injection in the U.S. was Charles Brooks in Texas.

1992 – Religious riots swept across India in the wake of the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya yesterday. More than 800 people had been killed and hundreds injured. The army was called out to restore order in Bombay, where street battles left 41 dead. The stock market had been closed down and Parliament was forced to adjourn.

1993 – BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Kalyan Singh arrested in connection with Ayodhya demolition case.

2020 – Coca-Cola named the world’s No. 1 plastic polluter, in Break Free from Plastic’s annual brand audit.
Born….

1921 – Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the fifth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan.

1933 -Air Marshal Denzil Keelor, a hero of the Indo-Pakistani war pf 1965. He was honored with a Vir Chakra for shooting down a Sabre jet.

RIP….

1782 – Hyder Ali, warrior of Mysore.

You may have known….
Champagne bottles are usually under twice the amount of pressure as the average car tyre.

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

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