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As every 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!

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On this day, July 28………
1858 – Nadar takes 1st airborne photo, in a balloon. Gaspar Felix Tournachon, known as “Nadar” took the first air-photo in 1855. He had patented the idea of using aerial photographs in mapmaking and surveying, but it took him 3 years of experimenting before he successfully produced the very first aerial photograph. It was a view of the French village of Petit-Becetre taken from a tethered hot-air balloon, 80 meters above the ground. Nadar’s earliest photographs no longer survive, and the oldest aerial photograph known to be still in existence is James Wallace Black’s image of Boston from a hot-air balloon, taken in 1860).
1858 – Fingerprints were used as a means of identification for the first time.

(Photo credit-PUNJAB PRESS/AFP – Getty Images)

1866 – The use of the metric system was authorized by act of Congress as legally acceptable.
1900 – Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut. (Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, US, advertises itself as the first restaurant to serve hamburgers and as being the oldest hamburger restaurant still operating in the U.S. Louis Lassen’s restaurant is recognized in the Library of Congress as the origin of the hamburger, but other claimants and detractors exist).

1914 – World War I began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1914 – Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden by Harry Fox.
(The Foxtrot originated by Vaudeville actor Harry Fox. Born Arthur Carringford in Pomona, California, in 1882, he adopted the stage name of “Fox” after his grandfather).
1932 – Battle between unemployed war veterans and federal troops, 4 die. (The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1932 to demand cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers called it the Bonus Expeditionary Force to echo the name of World War I’s American Expeditionary Forces, while the media called it the Bonus Army. It was led by Walter W. Waters, a former army sergeant).
1942 – L.A. Thatcher of Stamford, USA, received by mail a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. Appropriately, Mr. Thatcher had patented a coin-operated mailbox. When money was inserted, a meter stamped the envelope.
1972 – India and Pakistan sign Shimla Pact, settling border dispute in Kashmir.

1992 – Shiv Sena president Bal Thackeray is banned from voting and contesting in any election for six years from December 11, 1995 on the recommendations of the Election Commission. (image credit- Mid -Day)

2016 – Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in “South African Journal of Science”.
2017 – Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office.
2018 – Longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes.


1929 : Jackeline Kennedy,  First Lady of America, wife of Jon F Kennedy

1942: Jim Davis, US Author, Cartoonist
You may have known….
Between 1999 and 2003 around 1,700 Americans ended up dying in a hot tub. Most of these cases involved people overindulging in alcoholic drinks while in a hot tub.


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

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