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Today’s Motto: ‘There is no elevator to success – you have to take the stairs’.

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, July 04………….

1776 – US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain. (1st Independence Day celebration was held in 1796).

1789 – British East India Company signed a treaty with the Nizam of Hydrabad and Peshwa of Pune against Tipu Sultan, King of Mysore, on the understanding that a cavalry of 10,000 would attack Tipu’s territory and the conquered area would be divided amongst the three.

1802 – US Military Academy officially opens (West Point).

1828 – The first U.S. hotel to instal bathrooms was the Tremont House, Boston, for which the cornerstone was laid today.

1874 – The first steel -arch bridge in the U.S. was opened. This two-tier triple-arch steel bridge was the first major bridge to use steel and cantilevered construction.

1884 – Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris.

1894 – Elwood Haynes successfully tested his one-horsepower, one-cylinder vehicle at 6 or 7 mph at Kokomo, Indiana. He was an American pioneer whose vehicle was one of the first automobiles built. Now on exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Hayne’s vehicle is the oldest American-made automobile in existence.

1920 – Scientists at Dupont’s Redpath laboratory conducting an experiment, researching for a nitrocellulose pencil lacquer, by accident discovered a substance capable of retaining an unusually intense amount of pigment. This led to the development of a new, quick drying, colourful automotive lacquer, named Duco, which revolutionised car finishing. Thus ended the reign of black as the only practical, durable colour available for cars.

1997 – Indian government frees from its control nine top public sector undertakings, accounting for over Rs. 10,000 crore profits annually, to become global giants by providing them full financial and operational autonomy. This included newsprint and paper from licensing controls.
1999 – Over 500 children of Kargil migrants take out a procession to Batalik in a show of solidarity with the Indian Army.

2002 – An elephant’s two tusks were fitted with stainless steel dental caps 19-in long by 5-in diameter in a 3½-hr operation in Canada. This is a world’s record of largest dental caps.

2015 – Unesco grants World Heritage Status to vineyards in Champagne, France along with Singapore’s Botanical Gardens, Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey) and Maymand Caves (Iran).

2018 – Chinese technology company Baidu announces it has begun mass production of self-driving buses, the 14-seat Apolong.

2019 – Egypt claims 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun bust is stolen as it sells for $6 million at auction at Christies.

2021 – Researchers reveal there are 14 living descendants of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.


1790 – Everest, Welsh military engineer and geodesist who worked on the trigonometrical survey of India providing the accurate mapping of the subcontinent. (Mount Everest, formerly called Peak XV, was renamed in his honour in 1865).

1900 – Swami Shivanand Saraswati, religious leader.

1959 – Neena Gupta, actor.


1902 – Swami Vivekananda, (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world. (Dies while meditating, at 39).

You may have known….

The largest lawsuit ever was filed by Anton Purisima of New York city who claimed he was bitten by a rabid dog. It was for $2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 – far more money than exists on earth.


{Complied by Lt. Ge. (R) Raj Kadyan}


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