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Today’s Motto: ‘If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid’.

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 27……..

1954 – The world’s first atomic power station began producing electricity in Obninsk, U.S.S.R., a small town 60 miles south of Moscow.

1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois, US).

1964 – Teen Murti Bhavan, which had been the official residence of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, was converted into the Nehru Memorial Museum.

1967 – First Indian made AVRO aircraft passenger Plane HS748 handed over to Indian Airlines.

1978 – The first pen with truly erasable ink, the Gillette Eraser Mate, was invented.

1979 – Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it wasn’t).

1990 – Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims.

2000 – The Clinton administration rejects a demand by 21 U.S. Congressmen for declaring India a terrorist state in the wake of attacks on Christian priests and churches.

2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2020 – Locust invasion labelled ‘Swarmageddon’ by The Times of India as it reaches Delhi


1838 – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), famous novelist, “the father of modern Indian fiction” and writer of national song ‘Vande Mataram’.

1939 – RD Burman (Panchqm Da), composer, singer and actor.

1964 – PT Usha, athlete.


1839 – Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sikh ruler of Punjab and Kashmir

2008 – Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, former Indian Army Chief.

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Crabs have teeth in their stomachs.

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

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