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Today’s Motto: ‘Listen to what you believe, in instead of what you fear.’

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, June 05………

1661 – Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge.

1876 – Bananas become popular in US, at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

1877 – The state of New York passed a law to tax on “oleomargarine.” The purpose was to protect dairymen and their product, real butter. (Margarine had first been created in France in 1870 by Hippolyte Mège-Mouriez in response to an offer by the Emperor Louis Napoleon III for the production of a satisfactory substitute for butter).

1882 – Storm & floods hit Bombay; about 100,000 died.
1882 – John Mitchell Lyons, a railway clerk, was issued a Canadian patent for his “Improvements in Baggage Checks and Coupon Tickets”. He devised this now familiar way to track and identify luggage.

1937 – Henry Ford initiates 32-hour work week.

1944 – German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel goes on leave just before WWII D-Day landings by the Allies. (On this day General Eisenhower also decides invasion date for June 6).

1977 – First personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale. It was the invention of Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

1981 – An epidemic disease, later to be named as AIDS, was briefly described by Dr. Michael Gottlieb in the newsletter of the US Centres for Disease Control.

1984 – Operation ‘Blue Star’ was launched. Army commandos stormed into Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out the terrorists and other anti-government elements. Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and over 325 people were killed in the temple.

1989 – Missile `Trishul’ tested successfully.

1994 – India test-fires a missile capable of reaching targets in China.

2013 – The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK.

2013 – 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar.

2017 – Montenegro becomes the 29th member of NATO.

2019 – Average person ingests 50,000 pieces of microplastic a year and breathes in similar amount according to first-ever such study published in journal “Environmental Science and Technology”.

Born….

1952 – Mukesh Bhatt, film producer (pic credit -Quora)

1961 – Ramesh Krishnan, Veteran tennis player of India (image credit-AllSport)

1972 – Yogi Aditya Nath, 3t-ime MP and twice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (pic credit – OneIndia)

1988 – Ajinkiya Rahane, Indian cricketer.
RIP….

1973 – Madhav Sadashiv Golwalkar, second Sarsangh-chalak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was known to his friends and followers as ‘Guruji’. He nurtured the RSS into an effective and disciplined grassroots organisation.

Titbits….

1988 – Longest champagne cork flight is 177 feet 9 inches in NY.
You may have known….

It would take more than eight days of nonstop playing to listen to all of the music composed by Mozart.

 

 

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

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