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Today’s Motto: ‘There are two types of people who discourage you in your efforts: ………..

..........those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed'

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, Oct.20……..

1774 – New Regulating Act was introduced which abolished the East India Company Government and a East Indianew Government was formed (pic credit-The Guardian).

1822 – 1st edition of London Sunday Times.

1906 – Dr. Lee DeForest , one of the “fathers of radio,” announced his three-element electrical vacuum tube (now known as a triode. The ability of this tube to amplify weak signals was an invention as great as radio itself, because it made long-distance communication possible.

1935 – Communist forces end their Long March at Yan’an, in Shaanxi, China, bringing Mao Zedong to prominence.

1962 – Chinese launched simultaneous offensives in Ladakh and across the McMahon Line. Chinese troops advanced over Indian forces in MohanSinghboth theatres, capturing Rezang La in Chushul in the western theatre, as well as Tawang in the eastern theatre. In 1956, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai said he had no claims over Indian-controlled territory. With China not recognising the McMahon Line, Chinese maps showed the North East Frontier Area (NEFA) and Aksai Chin as their territory. India officially claimed Aksai Chin in October 1958. Then, the Dalai Lama escaped to India after a rebellion in Tibet, further straining India-China relations.

1983 – The fifth legal definition of the metre was the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

1999 – The Centre accepts the recommendations of the Backward Classes Commission on the inclusion of Jats and other backward classes (OBCs) in Rajasthan except Bharatpur and Dholpur districts.

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte while in the custody of NTC fighters (pic credit- IMDb)

2018 – 2,000 year old fossil called “Luzia”, oldest known fossil in South America announced found Gaddaffimostly intact after devastating fire at Brazil’s National Museum.


1905 – Mohan Singh Mahir, famous modern Punjabi poet (pic credit- SikhiWiki).

1978 – Virender Sehwag, blasting opener batsman who has 2 triple Test centuries and 4 centuries in as row,  to his credit Also called the Sultan of Najafgarh.

RIP….Dale Bell

1956 – Lawrence Dale Bell, American aircraft designer and aircraft manufacturer, founder of Bell Aircraft Co, whose experimental X-1 rocket-propelled airplane in 1947 was the first to break the sound barrier in level flight (pic credit-Britannica).

You may have known….
The hobby of collecting sugar packets is called sucrology.


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


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