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Today’s Motto: ‘If you want to go far, don’t rush’.

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 18……..

387 BC – Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia: A Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
1627 – French explorers noticed oil seeping out of the ground near Cuba, New York. The phenomenon was described by the Franciscan Missionary Joseph DeLa Roch D’Allion, which was the first recorded mention of oil on the North American Continent. (The Seneca Oil Spring is located near the spillway end of Cuba Lake on the Oil Spring Indian Reservation).

1743- 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (New York Weekly Journal).

1896 – Great batter Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut vs. Australia, Old Trafford. Domestic cricket tournament Ranji Trophy was established in his honor.

1940 – 1st successful helicopter flight, Stratford, Connecticut.

1942 – Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe, Germany’s first operational jet fighter, takes first flight. The Me262 surprised the Allies with its speed advantage – around 100 or more miles per hour. Although it could still be intercepted by Allied piston-engine

fighters, when the Nazi jet was at speed it could escape an enemy. However, introduced near the end of World War II, and with limited numbers available, the Me 262 had limited effect on the progress of the war.

1946 – U.K. Parliament approves British Cabinet mission report on India but Churchill says that the mission went too far in offering India independence outside of the Commonwealth.

1947 – Indian Independence Act, signed by King George VI, was proclaimed as Indian Freedom Act, 1947.

1963 – The first implantation of an intrathoracic left artificial ventricle in a human being was made by Dr. E. Stanley Crawford, at the Baylor University College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA. (The original prototype is kept and exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC).

1968 – The Intel Corporation, inventor of the microchip, was incorporated. In 1968, a Hungarian immigrant by the name of Andy Grove co-founded Intel with a collaboration of colleagues with the same interest, to revolutionise the computer world. In 1971, Intel released its first microprocessor, the 4004 designed for a calculator. In 1972 came the more powerful 8008. With the introduction of the 8080 in 1974, the first personal computers were made possible. (image credit -Jason Doly for Getty)

1980 – Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit.

2012 – Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea.

2019- One of world’s earliest mosques at 1,200 years old discovered by archaeologists in Israel’s Negev Desert.
Born….

1958 – Neetu Singh, Bollywood actress.
1959 – Sanjay Dutt, Bollywood actor (pic credit- Bollywood Hangama)

1982 – Priyanka Chopra, actor.
RIP….

1992 – Kanandevi, famous Bengali actress.

1993 – Girilal Jain, The Times of India editor (image credit- Girilal Jain archives)

2012 – Rajesh Khanna, actor.
Titbits….

2015 – “The Sun” newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933.
You may have known….

Honeybees can get sexually transmitted diseases.

 

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

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