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Today’s Motto: ‘Leaders think and talk about the solutions not about the problems’

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.10…….
1859 – The first full-time Inspector of Milk in the U.S. was appointed by the city of Boston. as authorised by a state law. Three years earlier, a state law against adulteration of milk had been signed on 30 May 1856, but it was ineffective, as it depended on individuals making a claim in court.
1930 – In the ‘Gandhi Cap Case’ in Guntur, the magistrate prohibits wearing of Gandhi caps within a five-mile radius of the town. (In his history of 150 years, the Madras High Court, lists it as one of the cause cèlébres of the Court. Apparently in June 1930, the District Magistrate of Guntur passed an order that the Gandhi cap could not be worn by anyone in a public place in Guntur and within five miles of it. Negotiations on this went back and forth, but the Magistrate

eventually backed the Police plea that they could not differentiate between who was a member of the Civil Disobedience Movement {all of whom wore the caps} and who was not but who might be wearing the cap).
1960 – An ejected space capsule from Discoverer 13 was recovered when it returned from orbit; it was the first human-made object recovered from space.
2000 – Parliament approves the Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to create a hilly state of Uttaranchal.
2017 – US President Donald Trump declares opioid addiction a national emergency.
2018 – Evidence of one million Uighurs being held in “counter-extremism centres” in China presented to UN Committee on Human Rights.
2019 – Monsoon flooding in southern and western India kills at least 150 with 40 dead in Kerala state and 100,000 in emergency relief camps.
Born….
1860 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, the great architect of the renaissance of Hindustani music and who played a vital role in giving re-birth to North Indian classical music.

1894 – Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Fourth President of India.
1963 – Phoolan Devi, bandit and politician.
RIP….
1986 – General A.S. Vaidya, who was Chief of Army Staff, at the time of ‘Operation Blue Star’. Was shot dead at Pune.
1999 – Padma Bhushan Acharya Baldev Upadhyaya, Eminent Sanskrit Scholar in India.
Titbits….
2017 – 100 year-old fruit cake by Huntley & Palmers deemed “almost eatable” after being discovered in hut used by Captain Scott’s expedition in Antarctica.
You may have known….
Before the invention of the eraser, pieces of bread were used to remove pencil marks.

 

 

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

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