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Today’s Motto: ‘The difference between fiction and reality; Fiction has to make sense’.

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 26……..
1910 – Unrest flares up in the Deccan region of India. Demand grows for self-determination.
1943 – Los Angeles, California, suffered a smog so bad that visibility downtown was limited to three blocks. The noxious smog appeared during a heat wave, causing discomfort to throats and stinging eyes. A butadiene manufacturer was blamed, and temporarily closed, but it became clear it was not the primary source as smog conditions continued. From Oct 1943, the Smoke and Fumes Commission appointed by the city studied the problem. The causes it named were many: locomotive smoke, diesel truck fumes, back-yard rubbish burning plus the mountain topography, stagnant winds and atmospheric temperature inversions. On 14 Oct 1947, the Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District, the first in the nation, was created. (London, England, experienced a killer Great Smog on 5 Dec 1952).
1965 – Maldives gains independence from Britain.
1974 – Aspartame artificial sweetener was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
2000 – The Centre imposes a ban on employing children below 14 years as domestic servants by all Government employees in the All India services at the insistence of the NHRC.
2015 – Nike and distributor Apple settle a consumer lawsuit over false advertising for the Nike Fuel Band; Nike claimed that the band could accurately track a user’s health, but the device was not capable of performing the advertised functions.

2017 – US President Donald Trump announces policy to ban transgender people from the military, overturning Obama era changes.
2022 – Two new studies published in “Science” both confirm COVID-19 mostly likely began in the Hunan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China.
Born….
1922 – Girilal Jain, famous journalist and former editor Times of India  (‘The Hindu Phenomenon–Free Download allowed).
1972 – Jugal Hansraj, actor.
Titbits….
2017 – 3 live king cobras reportedly found inside potato chip cans by customs officials in Los Angeles.
You may have known….
In the summer of 2011 an egg sized meteorite, believed to be more than 4.5 billion years old, smashed through the roof of a house on the outskirts of Paris.

 

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

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