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Today’s Motto: ‘Leadership is an opportunity to serve, not a trumpet call to self-importance.’

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!

Breaking News: ‘Hubble Space telescope can read newspaper print from a mile away.’

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

On this day, June.10…………..

1793 – 1st public zoo opens in Paris. (The abbreviation “zoo” first appeared in print in the UK around 1847, when it was used for the Clifton Zoo, but it was not until some 20 years later that the shortened form became popular in the song “Walking in the Zoo on Sunday” by music-hall artist Alfred Vance).

1829 – The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place. (The event has been held annually since 1856, except during the First and Second World Wars. The score is slightly in favour of Cambridge).

1869 – Machine-frozen food was transported a significant distance in the U.S. for the first time.

1924 – The first U.S. portable electrical stethoscope was demonstrated in Chicago to amplify the sounds of the human body.

1943 – Laszlo Biro filed for a British patent on a practical ball point pen with quick-drying ink. (Biro was a journalist, in 1938, in Budapest when he took out a Hungarian patent for his first design of the pen. In 1940, he escaped the Nazis by going via Paris to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There a British entrepreneur, Henry Martin, saw Biro’s pen and realised its value for air crews making high altitude navigational calculations. It could write blot-free, unaffected by low or changing atmospheric pressure. Martin bought the rights and began small scale production of ballpoint pens for the RAF- image credit Vox).

1963 – US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women.

1966 – MIG aero-planes were designed at Nashik.

1984 – US missile shoots down an incoming missile in space for first time.

1985 – Coca Cola announces they’d bring back their 99-year-old formula. (The formula is a closely held trade secret known only to a few employees. Contrary to what is implied by the “cola” name, Coca-Cola syrup does not contain any kola nut extract. The primary taste of Coca-Cola comes from vanilla and cinnamon with trace amounts of orange, lime and lemon and spices such as nutmeg).

2014 – Reports of delays at U.S. Veterans Administration facilities has created temporary unity in Congress as lawmakers seek to address the scandal; thousands of veterans have waited at least three months to see a doctor; many have never been seen at all.

2018 – A planetary dust storm causes NASA’s Opportunity Rover to cease communication from Mars.

2019 – Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges.

2019 – Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked

political resignations and nationwide protests.

Born….

1938 – Rahul Bajaj, business magnate.

1948 – Subrata Ray, business person.

1955 – Prakash Padukone, internationally famous Badminton player.

RIP….

323 BC – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, dies from either fever or excessive wine at 32, (could be on the 11th June).

1987 – Jeevan, film actor.

Titbits….

1933 – John Dillinger robs his first bank, in New Carlisle, Ohio. He takes $10, 600. (His gang that operated in the Depression era, robbed 24 banks. Dillinger escaped from jail twice).

You may have known….

Hubble Space telescope can read newspaper print from a mile away.

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

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