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On this day, Dec.30………

1791 – A U.S. patent for spinning cotton by water power was issued to William Pollard of Philadelphia.

1803 – East India Company captured Delhi, Agra and Bharooch.
1906 The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.

1930 – First photograph showing the curvature of the Earth was exhibited in Cleveland, US. It was taken from an airplane flying at 21,000-ft.

1943 – Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.

1947 – India informs Pakistan and other dominion representatives that it has decided to refer the Kashmir issue to the Security Council under Article 35 of the United Nations Charter.

1949 – India recognizes People’s Republic of China.

1959 – The first U.S. ballistic missile submarine, the nuclear-powered U.S.S. George Washington, was commissioned.

1982 – A second full moon of the month was visible. Known as a “blue moon,” the name does not refer to its colour, but it is a rare event, giving rise to the expression, “once in a blue moon.”

2006 – Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad.


1865 – Rudyard Kipling, English litterateur and author, born in Bombay.

1968 – Sabir Bhatia, is an Indian entrepreneur who founded the webmail company

1975 – Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods, golfer (16 Majors and 74 PGA wins).


1971 – Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai; he was the father of the Indian space program. He became chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (May 1966).

You may have known….
Calgary Canada has a network of bike paths more than 620 miles long.                                                                                                            (Sabir Bhatia image

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

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