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On this day, Jan..11……

1820 – As the steel industry was making huge technological advances, chemists tried to create a rust-proof, or stainless steel. A French metallurgist observed that when carbon steel was combined with an alloy like chrome, it did yield a rust-resistant metal. A century would pass before two British scientists continued his work and, in 1913, Europe was introduced to stainless steel.

1913 – 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (New York City).

1922 – Leonard Thompson, age 14, was the very first person to receive an injection of insulin as a treatment for diabetes.

1958 – Two lakh Indians in East Pakistan were rounded up and lodged in concentration camps.

1964 – America’s first widely publicized official recognition stated “Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action.”

1986 – The first MiG-27M fighter, built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, is delivered and inducted into the Indian Air Force.

1986 – Union Government declares Ladakh, a Scheduled Tribe area under a constitutional amendment order by the President, applying article 342 for the first time to J&K.


1951 – Shekhar Gupta, journalist.

1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate. Born ‘Kailash Sharma’ he is anIndian children’s rights and education advocate and an activist against child labour. He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries.

1973 – Rahul Dravid, cricketer.


1966 – Bharat Ratna Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61. {Shastri’s slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” became very popular during the 1965 war and is remembered even today. The war formally ended with the Tashkent Agreement on 10 January 1966; he died the following day, still in Tashkent, The cause of death was said to be a heart attack but there are various speculations to think that it was a planned murder by the CIA}.

1983 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator.

You may have known….

The most expensive bottle of vodka in the world, which was made from gold and silver and had a diamond encrusted cap, was stolen in 2018. Later found at a construction site, the bottle itself wasn’t damaged but was completely empty.

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

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