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On this day, Jan.25…….

1565 – Battle at Talikota: the Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar’s army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India.

1840 – American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent.

1914 – An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters.

1915 -The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, inaugurated transcontinental telephone service in the United States with a call made between New York City and San Francisco.

1945 – Grand Rapids became the first U.S. city to begin fluoridating the drinking water. (Fluoride continues to be dental science’s main weapon in the battle against tooth decay).

1950 – The post of the Governor General of India was abolished.

1955 – Columbia University scientists developed an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years.

1957 – Kashmir becomes Indian State.

1971 – Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian State.

1981 – Mao’s widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death.

2000 – The Centre begins the process of privatising the country’s domestic carrier, Indian Airlines, and also approves the sale of majority equity in Modern Foods India Limited.

2005 – A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.

2011 – Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labour strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities.

2015 – U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi make progress in the areas of defence and nuclear trade; the countries plan to cooperate on defence issues, military manufacturing initiatives and nuclear power development.

Born….

1917 – Captain P.K. Sahgal, freedom fighter who attended Indian Military Academy course at Dehradun.

1958 – Kavita Krishnamurthy, singer.

1988 – Cheteshwar Pujara, cricketer.

You may have known….

If you stare at a tiger in the eyes, there is less of a chance it will attack you.

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

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