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On this day, Jan.03…………

1888 – The first wax drinking straw and the spiral winding tube-making process was patented by Marvin C. Stone in Washington, DC. The first straws were hand rolled, and by 1890 his factory was producing more straws than cigarette holders. By 1905, he had also invented a machine to roll his straws, necessary to keep up with the growing demand, and new applications of spiral-wound tubing.

1943 – 1st missing persons telecast (New York City).

1947 – Gandhiji toured the riot-affected areas in Bihar from January 3 to January 29.

1957 – The world’s first electric watch was introduced in Lancaster, PA by the Hamilton Watch Company. Research began in 1946, but it was to take more than ten years to develop a viable watch.

1958 – Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland.

1978 – Indian cricket spin bowler B. S. Chandrasekhar becomes first in Test history to register identical figures in both innings (6 for 52) in Indian innings win over Australia in 3rd Test in Melbourne.

1988 – Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister in 20th century.

2000 – A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, accuses Pakistan for the hijack of an Indian Airlines aircraft. (The crisis ended on Dec. 31 last with the Vajpayee Government agreeing to free three terrorists in exchange for the passengers).

2014 – According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the net worth of the 300 richest people in the world collectively increased by $524 billion; the group has an aggregate net worth of $3.7 trillion.

Born….

1917 Kartarsingh Duggal, famous Punjabi story-writer and novelist

1938 – Jaswant Singh, politician.

1941 – Sanjay Khan, actor.

1966 – Chetan Jagatram Manohar Sharma, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987).

1979 – Gul Panag, actor.

Tidbits….

2013 – Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu is granted citizenship by Russian President, Vladimir Putin; Depardieu renounced his French citizenship due to the country’s high taxes.

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

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