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Motto for Today: ‘If you believe in yourself, you will never let yourself down.’

As each day makes a new beginning in life, it brings new opportunities, opens new avenues, to perform and make a mark, to write a Page in History Book!

This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History!

On this day, May.28………

1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born to Elzire Dionne at their family farm in US. All five babies survived infancy. When they were just 4 months old, the government removed the girls from their parents, saying it feared American promoters would exploit them. Instead, the infants were put into a nearby hospital where they were paraded, sometimes up to four times a day, before paying spectators for a decade. Their faces were plastered on soap and milk cartons and they became the grist for a series of movies and radio specials. They grew up as prize exhibits, a tragic exploitation of a family.
1937 – Volkswagen, the German automobile manufacturer is founded.

1965 – Fire and explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400.

1996 – 13-day-old BJP-led minority coalition govt. headed by A.B. Vajpayee quits at the end of a two-day debate on a motion of confidence. A left-wing coalition takes over headed by new prime minister H. D. Deve Gowda, Janata Dal leader.

1998 – Pakistan made its first public underground nuclear test, codenamed Chagai-I, exploding five nuclear devices, becoming the seventh nuclear power. This came after years of development led by Abdul Kadeer Khan. United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. (Shortly after the Indo-Pakistan War in 1971, following its defeat and break-up, Pakistan began a nuclear weapons programme, and had its own clandestine facility for uranium enrichment from the mid-1980s).

2012 – ‘Time’ magazine includes ‘Awaara’ on its list of All-Time 100 Greatest Films.

2018 – Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink – Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan.

2019 – Johnson & Johnson go on trial in Oklahoma accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying risks of addiction helping create “opioid epidemic”, first of 2,000 cases against US pharmaceutical firms.

1883 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, poet and politician.

1903 – Shantanu L. Kirloskar, businessman, founded Kirloskar Group.

1923 – Nandamuri Tarak Ramarao, (NTR), film actor (292 films), director, producer, and politician; three-time CM of Andhra. It was in college that he caught the acting bug, while playing the female character in a stage play named Rachamalluni Dautyam. This was also the first time he won a prize for his acting.


1787 – Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor.

1964 – Mehboob Khan, film director. (Best known for directing the social epic Mother India; pic credit-IMDb)

You may have known….

In 2016 police officers arrested 102-year-old Eddie Simms so that she could cross the experience off her bucket list.



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

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