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Today’s Motto: ‘It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly……………

............. than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection.'

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.11……

1909 – SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras.

1928 – General Electric broadcast the play ‘The Queen’s Messenger’ for first time over TV and radio at the same time, called simulcast.

1946 – The first mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation took place (in US).

1961 – Dadra and Nagar Haweli declared as Union Territory States.

1984 – Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens’ 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds.

1999 – The death of an 83-year-old man stung by a swarm of Africanized “killer” bees marked the first fatality by that cause in the state of California (USA).

2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

2008 – Abhinav Bindra wins men’s 10m air rifle at the Beijing Olympics, the first ever individual Olympic gold medal for India, and India’s first gold medal in any Olympic event since 1980.

Born…. 1916 – General Gopal Raghunath Bewur, former Chief of Indian Army.

1943 – Pervaiz Musharaf, General and politician, 10th President of Pakistan. (Born in Delhi).

1961 – Suniel Shetty, actor.

1974 – Anju Jain, Indian cricketer (women’s team).


1908- Khudiram Bose was hanged on this day in Central Jail at Mujaffarpur, Bihar at the age of 19 years. He along with Prafulla Chaki had planned to bomb the carriage supposed to be carrying Kingsford. Unfortunately he was betrayed and was caught and finally was sentenced to death and hanged. This day is observed as “Martyr’s Day” in memory of the great freedom fighter. Even today the soul stirring songs composed in his honour are sung by Bengali folk-singers.


1984 – During a radio voice test President Reagan joked he “signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes”.

2003 – A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.

You may have known….

The first “smiley” emoticon ever written was in 1982.

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

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