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Motto for Today: ‘Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.’

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

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On this day, Dec.13……….

1809 – In the ovariotomy operation in US, a 22-pound ovarian tumour was removed. The patient lived to be 78.

1856 – Charles Dickens, in developing the first practical industrial process for producing aluminium, predicted: “Aluminium may probably send tin to the right about face, drive copper saucepans into penal servitude, and blow-up German-silver sky-high into nothing.”

1928 – Clip-on tie is designed.

1989 – Kashmiri militants release the daughter of then Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed as five of their comrades are freed from prison.

2000 – The Lok Sabha begins the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid debate.

2001 – Indian Parliament attacked by terrorists. 15 people killed, including all terrorists.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit by US forces.

2014 – Thousands of protesters march in Washington, to protest recent killings of unarmed black men by policemen.

2021 – 70th Miss Universe Contest won by Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu in Eilat, Israel.


1960 – Daggubati Venkatesh, actor.

1955 – Manohar Parrikar, politician.


1986 – Samita Patil, actor. (A brilliant actress known for her portrayal of strong female characters in Indian parallel cinema in the 1970s and 1980s, she had a lot more to offer art and cinema when her life was cut short at the tragically young age of 31).

You may have known: One human year is the same as seven dog years. A dog’s age actually slows down after the first two years of its life. Otherwise, it varies between breeds.


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

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