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Today’s Motto: ‘Hope is the belief in the probability of the possible, rather than the necessity of the probable’.

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 07….
1456 – A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.

1550 – Europe introduced the first chocolate.
1742 – The Russian mathematician Christian Goldbach dated a letter to Leonhard Euler in which he presented his famous conjecture. Stated in modern terms, Goldberg’s conjecture proposes that “Every even natural number greater than 2 is equal to the sum of two prime numbers.” It has been checked by computer for vast numbers – up to at least 4 x 1014 – but still remains unproved. Goldbach also studied infinite sums, the theory of curves and the theory of equations.
1763 – Britishers declared Mir Jafer as Nawab of Bengal.

1799 – Maharaja Ranjit Singh captured Lahore in Punjab from Sikh rulers.

1855 – As many as 30,000, people went to Calcutta along with weapons to fight the British army.
1885 – G. Moore Peters of Xenia, Ohio, patented the cartridge-loading machine.

1891 – A patent was granted for the travellers cheque (pic credit-Research Gate).
1928 – Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.

1948 – Damodar Valley Corporation, first public corporation, was established.

1965 – The first successful surgery to replant a completely amputated thumb was accomplished by Shigeo Komatsu and Susumi Tamai.

1980 – Institution of sharia law in Iran.

1981 – The first solar-powered aircraft, Solar Challenger, crossed the English Channel.

1996 – Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa.

2017 – United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty adopted in New York, without participation of nuclear countries.


1937 – Jagdish Prasad Goenka, great industrialist from Bengal. (pic credit- Economic Times)


1999 – Captain Vikram Batra, Army officer (Awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest gallantry award in war).

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

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