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Today’s Motto:  ‘The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job’.

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 28……….

1762 – 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston).

1846 – Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax.

1909 – 1st French air show, Concours d’Avation opens.

1919 – Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France (image credit-Travel+Leisure)

1928 – Austrian Friedrich Schmied launched his first experimental rocket. (The design he first used was not successful. However, by 9 Sep 1931, he started the world’s first official postal rocket-mail service between two Austrian towns. A parachute provided a safe landing. His rocket-mail service continued until 16 Mar 1933 when laws prohibited the civilian use of explosives, including his rocket fuel).

1938 – An aerial tramway, the first in North America, was dedicated. This was popular with the Boston-area ski clubs.

1958 – In 1958, the Mackinac Bridge, the then world’s longest suspension bridge, 3800 feet, was dedicated.

1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorised by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1965 – The first commercial telephone conversation over a satellite took place over Early Bird I between America and Europe.

1975 – As a response to anti-government demonstrations, India imposes the toughest press censorship since independence.

1976 – 1st woman was admitted to US Air Force Academy.

1986 – Accord with Mizo National Front; Lal Denga to be the chief minister of Mizoram.

1992 – A 35-year-old man at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre became the world’s first recipient of a baboon liver transplant.

2011 – The U.N. reports 10 million people are affected by the worst drought in 60 years, forcing Somalians to flee to Kenya and Ethiopia to avoid starvation.

2012 – South Korea announces that it plans to sign a pact with Japan that encourages the sharing of sensitive military intelligence.

2018 – Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square metres.

2019 – 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir (image credit-World History Encyclopaedia)

2021 – AirCar, prototype flying car capable of flying 1,000km (600 miles), at height of 8,200ft (2,500m), completes 35 min test flight between Nitra and Bratislava airports in Slovakia.

2021 – Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes marijuana use by adults.

Born….

1921 – P V Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister.

1976 – Jaspal Rana, shooter.

Titbits….

1820 – Tomato is proven non-poisonous.

You may have known….

In England it is considered good luck to find a spider on your wedding dress.

 

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