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On this day, Jan.12……

1896 – The first x-ray photograph in the U.S. may have been taken by Dr. Henry Louis Smith. It showed the location of a bullet in the hand of a corpse, using a 15-minute exposure.

1908 – A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

1937 – The first U.S. patent for a submarine cable plow was issued. It was designed to feed a cable at the same time that it would dig a trench in the ocean bed. The device could be used at depths up to a half mile.

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast.

1990 – Upper age limit for Indian Civil Services Examination raised from 26 to 28 years.

1996 – Supreme Court of India holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

2012 – A law banning Palestinians who marry Israeli’s from gaining citizenship is upheld by Israel’s Supreme Court.


1399 – Kritiwas, writer of Ramayana in Bengali language.

1863 – Swami Vivekananda, (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer.

1972 – Priyanka Gandhi, politician.

1973 – Sakshi Tanwar, actor.

1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1918 – C Ramchandra (Chitalkar), famous film music director.


1897 – Sir Isaac Pitman, English inventor of the Phonetic Shorthand System.

1992 – Kumar Gandharva (Shivputra Siddharamaiya Komkali), famous Classical singer.

2001 – William Hewlett, an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Hewlett-Packard Company, a leading manufacturer of computers, computer printers, and analytic and measuring equipment.

2005 – Amrish Puri, actor.

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The Common Swift can stay in the air for 10 months without landing.

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

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