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Today’s Motto: ‘Those who wait for opportunity are wise; successful are those who create an opportunity’.

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 29……..

1659 – The Russians, led by Prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.

1956 – The Act that made possible the modern interstate highway system in the U.S. was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower had seen the speed and efficiency in moving troops and equipment on the four-lane autobahns in Germany during WW II.

1916 – Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

1998 – Indian Government decides to grant full statehood for Delhi and create three new States namely Uttaranchal, Vananchal (Jharkhand)  and Chattisgarh.

1999 – An Indian High Commission member N. R. Doraiswamy is beaten up by Pakistani intelligence operatives. 

2008 – Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.

2014 – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide “caliphate” at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq.

2015 – Beijing Times reports 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural forces and stealing of bricks.

2021 – World’s first known plague victim identified in the remains of a 5,000-year-old hunter-gatherer in Latvia.

2022 – Latest US murder clearance rates show that half of all murders are left unsolved, less likely to be solved if victim is Black or Hispanic.


1533 – Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, Vaishnav Sant (image credit – ISKCON Bangalore)

1873 – Michael Madhusudan Dutta, first Bengali modern poet (photo credit – Pinterest)

2000 – Kamini Kadam, actor.

You may have known….

Saturn did not always have its rings.



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

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