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On this day, Dec.09……….

1658 – Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan), India.

1845 – In his era, the suture materials used for vaginal tears, mostly silk and catgut, absorbed bodily fluid, caused inflammation around the wounds, promoting horrible infections that would never heal. J. Marion Sims began his experiments to use a fine silver wire for sutures.

1884 – The first U.S. patent for ball-bearing roller skates was issued to Levant M. Richardson of the Richardson Skate Company, Chicago, Illinois. This design allowed until then unseen speed.

1902 – The first U.S. stamp to show a bicycle in its design was issued. This blue 10-cent Special Delivery “Messenger on Bicycle” stamp showed in a small way how technology was coming in America’s future, because it replaced earlier issues of a design showing a “running” messenger.

1946 – The first meeting of Constitutional Committee Assembly was held in Parliament after a gap of two years, 11 months and 17 days. The Congress started its work of framing the Indian Constitution. Muslim League boycott failed to prevent Constituent Assembly opening. From 16th August 1946, the country witnessed communal riots on an unprecedented scale. At this crucial juncture, on 20th February 1947, Clement Atlee the British prime minister, fixed June 1948 as a deadline for transfer of power and Lord Mountbatten was appointed as the new Viceroy.

1947 – India’s agreement with Pakistan on outstanding issues like assets, liabilities, division of sterling balance and military stores, etc. signed.

1968 – The first demonstration of the use of a computer mouse was given at the American Federation of Information Processing Societies’.

2010 – Pakistani media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India.

2012 – Vietnamese police break up anti-China protests over oil and gas claims in the disputed territorial waters of the South China Sea.

2018 – Tens of thousands march on Delhi to demand temple be built on contentious religious site in Ayodhya.
2019 – US officials “deliberately misled” the public on progress of Afghanistan war, hid that it was a lost cause, according to The Washington Post analysis of the “Afghanistan Papers”.

Born….

1484 – Surdas, blind Hindi bard and singer.

1825 – Tula Ram Rao, one of the revolutionary heroes of the 1857 and Sepoy ‘Mutiny’.

1945 – Shatrughan Sinha, actor, politician.

1946 – Sonia Gandhi, politician.

1975 – Dino Morea, actor.

1981 – Dia Mirza, actor.

RIP….

2008 – Begum Para, actor.
You may have known….Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean.

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

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