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Today’s Motto: ‘True worth of a leader is judged by the number of leaders…….

....who emerge out of the group He Leads'.

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 30………

1855 – Santhals of Rajmahal Hills, Santhal-Paragana, Bihar started their agitation against ill treatment by Britishers, revenue officers, police, landlords, and moneylenders under the leadership of Sindhu and Kanhu at Bhoranadhighi, Bengal.

1859 – Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1908 – At around 7:15 am, northwest of Lake Baikal, Russia, a huge fireball nearly as bright as the Sun was seen crossing the sky. Minutes later, there was a huge flash and a shock wave felt up to 400 miles away. Over Tunguska, a meteorite over 50-m diameter, travelling at over 60,000 mph penetrated Earth’s atmosphere, heated to about 10,000 ºC and detonated 6 to10 km above the ground. The blast released the energy of 10-50 Megatons of TNT, destroying 2,200 sq km of forest leaving no trace of life.

1910 – The first trials in the U.S. investigating the use of an airplane to drop bombs were conducted by pilot Glenn H. Curtiss.

1914 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa.

1948 – The transistor was demonstrated by its inventors, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. It was a simple, tiny device utilising the electronic semiconducting properties of a germanium wafer. The transistor represented a significant advance in technology and over the next few years, it was incorporated into electronic equipment as a functional replacement for the vacuum tube. Such use of transistors provided great savings in space and electrical power consumption. This made possible the small portable, battery-powered transistor radios which were sold to the public by late 1954.

1965 – Cease-fire was agreed under UN auspices between India and Pakistan, who signed treaty to stop the war at Rann of Kutch.

1896 – The first U.S. patent for an electric stove was patented by William.S. Hadaway, Jr., in New York City.

1971 -A Soviet space mission ended in tragedy when all three cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11 died as their capsule depressurised during re-entry. Having no space suits, the crew died in a minute. The capsule still landed automatically, grimly bringing their lifeless bodies back to earth.

1972 – The first leap second day, one second was added to the world’s time in order to keep the super-accurate atomic clocks in step with the Earth’s rotation. Since the adoption of this system in 1972, it has been necessary to add 26 seconds to Coordinated Universal Time.

1986 – Mizoram became a State of India.

1990 – East and West Germany merge their economies.

1995 – CNN launches a 24-hour news channel in partnership with Doordarshan.

1997 – British rule ended in Hong Kong (map credit-World Atlas)

1999 – India reiterates that any talks will resume only after Pakistan’s unconditional withdrawal from Kargil. Meanwhile, Indian Army continues to attack the Tiger Hill area and captures two positions in close proximity to Jubar features.

2000 – The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council adopts a resolution seeking separation from J&K.

2019 – President Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting Kim Jong Un.

2020 – China’s new national security legislation for Hong Kong comes into force.

2021 – American Abhimanyu Mishra becomes the youngest chess grandmaster ever at 12 years and 4 months, surpassing Sergey Karjakin (pic credits- YottaBase)

2022 – New York is named world’s wealthiest city, home to 345,600 millionaires, and 59 billionaires, with Tokyo and San Francisco making up the top three.

Born….

1928 – Kalyanji Virji Shah, famous music director.

1930 – George Fernandes, workers’ leader and politician.

1969 – Supriya Sule, politician.

RIP….

1917- Dadabhai Naoroji, great Indian, patriot, politician, and one of the founders of the Indian National Congress, politician, and merchant.

2007 – Sahib Singh Verma, politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi.

Titbits….

2011- World’s oldest man is 112-year-old Emilio “Don Millo” Flores Márquez (born 8 August 1908) from Puerto Rico

according to Guinness World Records.

You may have known….

When you blush your stomach also turns red apart from your cheeks.                           {Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}

 

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