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Today’s Motto: ‘A great leader’s courage to fulfil his vision comes from passion, not position’

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!

This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History!
On this day, Aug.07.. ….

1782 – George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart. (The Purple Heart is a US military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the US military. Its forerunner, was the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members – the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion).

1906 – First Tricoloured National Flag consisting of Green, Yellow and Red, with eight Lotuses on the top, second strip carrying “Vande Mataram” in Devnagri and the third strip having Sun and Cresent Moon, was hoisted at Green Park in Calcutta by Surendranath Baner.

1970 – Ist computer chess tournament.

1990 – Govt. of India accepts the Mandal Commission’s recommendations and decides to reserve 27% jobs for the backward classes. Violent protests rock parts of Northern India against Mandal Commission.

1999 – A. B. Vajpayee, Prime Minister, appeals to the United States to name Pakistan as a terrorist state.

2011 – Nepal, India exercise a smoking ban in public places.

2018 – Mendocino Fire becomes the largest recorded fire in California’s history at 290,600 acres, overtaking 2017 Thomas Fire.
2021 – Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra makes history winning his country’s first-ever Olympic track and field gold with 87.58m in Tokyo.

Born….

1925 – Monkombu S. Swaminathan, an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s “Green Revolution,” a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers.
1971 – Cyrus Broacha, comedian (pic credit-India Today)
RIP….

1941 -Rabindranath Devendranath Tagore “Gurudev”, great Indian poet, voluminous playwright, Noble Laureate, social reformer, freedom fighter, painter and philosopher. He will be always remembered for the national song “Jana Gana Mana” and as a founder of Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketen

1957 – Oliver Hardy, comedian of Laurel & Hardy team.
Titbits….
2015 – US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump says in a CNN interview that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever”.

You may have known….
Rats actually laugh when tickled.

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