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On this day, May.27…….

1703 – Saint Petersburg in Russia was founded by ruler of Russian empire, Tsar Peter, the Great.
1796 – The first U.S. patent for a piano was issued to James Sylvanus McLean of New Jersey.

1857 – Nana Sahib was captured at Kanpur.

1890 – Two U.S. patents for the first jukebox were issued to Louis Glass and his business associate, William S. Arnold concerning a “coin actuated attachment for phonographs.” Their machine was an instant success, earning over $1000 in less than half a year.

1919 – Pyrex glass was issued a U.S. patent to inventors, Eugene C. Sullivan and William C. Taylor. Pyrex is the trademark for their sodium borosilicate glass.

1921 – Afghanistan was declared independent from British control after 84 years.

1931 – Auguste Piccard and Charles Knipfer took man’s first trip into the stratosphere when they rode their balloon to an altitude of 51,800 feet.

1952 – The use of Hindi language in addition to English language and of Devnagri form of numerals in addition to the international form of Indian numerals was authorised for warrants of appointments of Governors of State, Judges of the Supreme Court and Judges of the High Court.

1964 – Gulzarilal Nanda was entrusted the responsibility as Acting Prime Minster of India. He held this office till June 9, 1964. He is till date the only Acting Prime Minster of India.

1996 – A. B. Vajpayee, PM, seeks vote of confidence in his 12-day old govt.

1999 – IAF loses two fighter aircrafts in the Kargil area. Pakistan claims it has Flight Lieutenant Nachiketa in its custody.

2017 – In Bangalore, white puffy toxic foam begins spilling out of Varthur Lake onto city streets.

2019 – World’s rivers widely contaminated with antibiotics according to new global study of 711 sites.

2020 – Locust swarms in western and central India worst since 1993 after spreading from Pakistan and Iran and due to extreme weather.

2021 – English playwright William Shakespeare reported to have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccine by Argentine news channel Chanal 26 (case of mistaken identity, the Bard died in 1616).

Born….

1957 – Nitin Gadkari, lawyer and politician.

1962 –Ravishankar Jayadritha Shastri, cricketer and sportscaster.

RIP….

1964 – Jawaharlal Nehru, lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of India (image credit- Tribune India)

1998 – Minoo Masani, co-founder of the Swatantra party.

You may have known….

Harvard recommend parents let their children pick their noses to expose them to good bacteria.

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

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