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Today’s Motto: ‘Nothing is given. Everything is earned’.

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 24…………..

1873 – Samuel Clemens (the author known as Mark Twain) received a U.S. patent for a self-pasting Scrapbook. (Earlier, in 1871, Samuel Clemens received his first patent for “An Improvement in Adjustable and Detachable Garment Straps”).

1894 – Decision was taken to hold modern Olympics every 4 years.

1930 – The first radar detection of aircraft took place (in US).

1943 – Dr. William Randolph Lovelace II jumped out of a B-17 bomber flying at 40,200 feet in order to test the emergency oxygen unit he had designed with colleagues. It was his first ever parachute jump. (An unaided parachutist at such high altitude would quickly lose consciousness due to lack of oxygen, and unable to pull the parachute ripcord when needed. When he opened his parachute, it was the sudden deceleration of 32 g’s, which knocked him unconscious. He lost a glove, and in the sub-zero (-40º F) temperature his hand became frostbitten. The oxygen unit kept him alive. He regained consciousness at a lower altitude, and landed almost 24 minutes after he bailed out. His test led to development of automatic parachute opening devices).

1946 – Congress party rejects British plan for provisional govt pending constitution in New Delhi.

1961 Indian Manufactured Supersonic fighter HF24 took to air for the first time.

1963 – The first demonstration of a home video recorder was made at the BBC News Studios in London.

1966 – Bombay-New York Air India flight crashes into Mont Blanc (Switzerland), 117 die.

1986 – Indian government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment would also get maternity leave.

1989 – A Majority of Opposition Members in the Lok Sabha Resign on the Issue of the CAG Report on the Bofors Gun Deal.
1991 – The first-ever BJP ministry led by Kalyan Singh takes over in UP.

2011 – The cell phone of Osama bin Laden’s courier is reported to contain contacts with Harakat-ul-Mujahadeen, suggesting potential ties to Pakistan’s intelligence agencies.

2019 – US President Donald Trump imposes sanctions on Iran, targeted at Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in response to the shooting down of a US drone.

2019 – Mysterious sickness affects 718 children with 152 deaths around Indian city of Muzaffarpur, previously thought due to lychee fruit but now unknown.

Born….

1885 – Master Tara Singh, freedom fighter and leader of Akali Dal.

1908 – Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (image credit – G Venu)

1962 – Gautam Adani, businessperson.

RIP….

1980 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India.

Titbits….

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1974 – India all out for 42 in Lord’s Test cricket in 77 mins.

2010 – Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days.

You may have known….

Strong earthquakes can make the earth spin faster.

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

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