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Today’s Motto: ‘The world is not going anywhere, so stop chasing it’

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.21………
1 841 – The first U.S. patent for a venetian blind was issued to John Hampson of New Orleans (It is said the first U.S. installation of Venetian blinds was in 1761 in St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia).
1888 – William Seward Burroughs of St. Louis, Missouri, received patents on four adding machine applications, the first U.S. patents for a “Calculating-Machine” that the inventor would continue to improve and successfully market.
1986 – More than 1700 people died when toxic gas erupted from Lake Nyos, a volcanic lake in the West African nation of Cameroon. The gas was carbon dioxide which, being more dense than air, hugged the ground and flowed down valleys. The cloud travelled as far as 15 miles from the lake. It was moving fast enough to flatten vegetation, including a few trees. In addition to the human deaths caused by suffocation, 845 people were hospitalised and 3,000 cattle died.
2000 – Uma Bharti, the Sanyasin Member of Parliament of the BJP, resigns from the Lok Sabha and the party’s national executive committee.

2015 – After 108 years a “message in a bottle” put in the sea by UK Marine Biological Association is announced, was found on a beach in Amrum, Germany.

2017 – Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m to woman who developed ovarian cancer after using their talc-based products.

2018 – Water-ice first detected on the Moon by India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft (2008-9) in findings published by scientists.

1961 – V. B. Chandrasekhar, Indian opener, veteran cricketer (pic credit-Hindustan Times).

1978 – Bhumika Chawla, Bollywood actor (pic credit – JioSaavn).

1986 – Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter.
1995 – Subramanyam Chandrasekhar, Indian-American astronomer and astrophysicist who shared 1983 Nobel Prize (with William A. Fowler) for Physics for formulating the currently accepted theory on the later evolutionary stages of massive stars, which has led to the discovery of black holes and neutron stars (pic credit- Britannica).
2006 – Ustad Bismillah Khan, musician.

You may have known….
A classic violin contains about 70 different pieces of wood.

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