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Today’s Motto: ‘Best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.’

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, Jun.09…….

68 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.

1752 – French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly.

1802 – US Academy at West Point founded. (Also known as West Point, Army, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year course coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active-duty service obligation upon graduation. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honour Code, which states that “a cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” The academy bases a cadet’s leadership experience as a development of all three pillars of performance: academic, physical and military).

1891 – Thomas A. Edison was issued a U.S. patent for an innovation for a “Phonograph”.

1902 – The first restaurant with vending machine service was the Automat Restaurant at 818 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Automats were America’s first major fast-food chain. Customers put nickels into slots in the Automats and turned a knob. In the compartment next to the slot, food revolved into place for the customer to receive through a small glass door.

1905 – Albert Einstein published his analysis of Max Planck’s quantum theory and its application to light. His article appeared in Annalen der Physik. Though no experimental work was involved, it was for these insights that Einstein earned his Nobel Prize.

1931 – 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon.

1964- Lal Bahadur Shastri became the second Prime

Minister of India when the country was shocked by Jawaharlal Nehru’s death and Indo-China war. Shastri gave the quotation “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” which motivated the war-affected Indians to boost their morale.

1986 – First AIDS death was reported from a private hospital in Mumbai.

1999 – The Indian army occupies two key positions in the Batalik sector.

2014 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would begin targeting assets stored overseas in an effort to avoid taxes; the Indian government estimates that up to $2 trillion may be in hiding; the nation follows China and Russia in magnitude of off-shored wealth.

2016 – Successful attempts to turn CO2 gases into stone underground in Iceland published in the journal “Science”.


1923 – Air Chief Marshal Idris Hassan Latif, former Indian Air Force Chief.

1948 – Laloo Prasad Yadav, politician.

1949 – Kiran Bedi, the first woman Indian Police Service Officer.

1975 – Amisha Patel, actor.

1985 – Sonam Kapoor, actor.


1991 – Raj Khosla, famous film producer and director.

2011 – M. F. Husain, artist, painter. was a modern Indian painter of international acclaim, and a founding member of Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group.


1910 – A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland).

You may have known….

In the early 1990s the US government started a bank for laundering drug money call

ed ‘RHM Bank Trust’, which collected evidence and led to the arrest of 117 people.

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

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