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On this day, Dec.14 ………..

1807 – A meteorite to be recorded in the U.S. fell at Weston, Connecticut making a hole 5-ft long and 4.5-ft wide. This was the New World’s first witnessed fall of a meteorite, with subsequent recovery of specimens, since the arrival of the European settlers.

1901 – 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium).

1902 – Laying down the first cable across the Pacific Ocean. Night and day, cable was laid across 2,277 nautical miles in two weeks.

1986 – Voyager, the experimental aircraft piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off on the first non-stop, non-refuelled flight around the world. The trip took nine days. They piloted the aircraft from a cramped 7.5-ft long , 3.3-ft wide and under 3-ft. tall cockpit. The Voyager’s takeoff weight was more than 10 times the structural weight, but its drag was lower than almost any other powered aircraft. The aircraft’s design and light-weight structural materials allowed it to carry an unprecedented amount of fuel. During its 25,000 miles flight, Voyager flew at an average speed of 115.8 mph. This flight nearly doubled the previous distance record set in 1962 by a USAF/Boeing B-52H.

2013 – Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is named as one of the 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel.


1924 – Raj Kapoor, actor and film maker. (Known as the greatest showman of Indian cinema, actor, director and producer. He produced 18 movies and directed 10).

1934 – Shyam Benegal, film director.

1936 – Biswajit (Chatterjee), actor.

1946 – Sanjay Gandhi, politician.

1953 – Vijay Amritraj, tennis player.

1982 – Sameera Reddy, actor.


1943 – John Harvey Kellogg, American physician and health-food pioneer whose development of dry breakfast cereals was largely responsible for the creation of the flaked-cereal industry.

2013 – British actor Peter O’Toole, known for playing Lawrence, in ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, dies after a long illness.

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Certain species of trees are the longest living organisms on our planet.

(Feature video credits-Shemaroo)                                                            {Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}

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