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Today’s Motto: ‘Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one’s courage.’

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 13……

1842 – Queen Victoria took her first train journey, lasting 25 minutes. She was returning, by rail in secret, from Windsor Castle. The Queen became a regular user of the rail network, because it gave her ample opportunity to show herself and her family to her subjects.

1844 -A door lock was patented by Linus Yale.

1877 – Louis Pasteur began his quest to develop an anthrax vaccine by visiting the slaughterhouses of Chartres

to take blood samples from corpses of farm animals that had died of anthrax.

1925 – The first telecast in the U.S. of objects in motion was invented by Charles Jenkins. He called it “visions by radio.” The first mechanical TV system broadcast used 48 scanning lines and showed a model of Dutch windmill with its blades turning.

1983 – Space probe vehicle Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Neptune and became the first man-made object to leave our Solar System.

1997 – At least 60 persons were feared killed and several injured in a fire in Uphaar Grand cinema in South Delhi.

1999 – The Indian army secures the strategic Tololing peak in the Dras sector.

2014 – A water-embedded rock layer is found deep inside the earth; the layer stores three times the water found in all the earth’s oceans, suggesting that oceans developed through seepage of this water and not from striking comets as previously believed.

2018 – Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate – 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in “Nature” journal.

2022 – A Google engineer claims one of its AI systems, Lamda, might have a sentient mind, causing the company to place him on leave.

2022 – MIT researchers propose creating raft of “space bubbles” floating above the earth to reflect the sun’s rays and help fight climate change.

Born….

1879 – Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, was an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society (pic credit- OpIndia)

1964 – Debashree Roy, actor.

RIP….

1940 – Revolutionary leader Udham Singh was hanged for charges of assassinating Micheal Dwyer, who was the Commissioner of Punjab at the time of Jalianwala Bagh massacre.

1943 – Netaji Subhashchandra Bose started his journey from Germany to Tokyo by a submarine (photo credit-MyIndiaMyGlory)

2012 – Mehdi Hassan, singer.

Titbits….

1900 – In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.

1920 – Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post.

You may have known….

A Hindu temple near Atlanta Georgia is the largest outside of India and was constructed from more than 34,000 pieces of limestone, marble and sand stone.

 

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

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