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On this day, Jan.02…………

1757 – After the Battle of Plassey, Robert Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah, Mir Jafar, Nawab of Bengal and re-captured Calcutta, after it had been seized by the Nawab of Bengal.

1839 – French pioneering photographer Louis Daguerre took the first photograph of the moon.                      Unfortunately, it was lost on 8 March, when  a fire burned his laboratory, together with his records and early experiment materials.

1879 – 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG.

1936 – The first electron tube to enable night vision was described, in St Louis, US.

1944 – 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol).

1947 – Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal.

1954 – India established Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan.

1964 – Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan.

1994 – Landslide win for GNLF in the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council elections.

2012 – While conducting military exercises in the Persian Gulf, Iran successfully test-fires two long-range missiles.


1932 – Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, famous Ragi and politician.

1940 – S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician.

1959 – Kirtivardhan Bhagwat Jha Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83).

1937 – Manohar Joshi, politician.

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Tigers have been known to successfully imitate the call of other animals to lure their prey closer.

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

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