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Today’s Motto: ‘Motivation is like bathing – it doesn’t last. That is why it is required daily’


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. 27……..

1775 – U.S. Navy is formed.

1873 – Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applied for a patent on barbed wire. This product would transform the West. Before this innovation, settlers on the treeless plains had no easy way to fence livestock away from cropland. Glidden’s barbed wire opened the plains to large-scale farming bringing the era of the cowboy and the round-up to an end. Glidden is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.

1891 – Philip B. Downing, inventor, was awarded a U.S. patent for an improvement to the street letter (mail) box. It is relatively unchanged to this day.Sadat Begin 1

1916 – 1st published reference to “jazz” appears (Variety).

1947 – Indian Governments accepts ruler of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Harisingh’s accession merging Jammu and Kashmir in India and sends its troops. Accession of Jammu and Kashmir was then officially announced. No. 12 Sqn was to initiate the remarkable feat of air-lifting the first Sikhs from Palam onto the rough and dusty Srinagar airstrip without planning or reconnaissance as the initial Indian response to the sizeable insurgent forces that were pouring across the border into Jammu and Kashmir. Infantry; the Queen of the Battle, celebrates 27 October each year as the Infantry Day, which has a historical significance for our Nation.

1978 – Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Menachem Begin of Israel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for negotiations that resulted first in the Camp David Accords, then in a peace treaty between their countries (photo credit-Atlantic).

KR Narayanan2010 – A free trade accord between India and Malaysia is announced.

2017 – First operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi.

2022 – Elon Musk takes ownership and control of Twitter, immediately fires 4 executives.


1811 – Isaac Merrit Singer, American inventor of a practical sewing machine.

1907 – Sardar Bhagat Singh, the great martyr, was born in village Banga, Lyallpur (now in Pakistan) in a reputed Sikh freedom fighter’s family (pic credit-Pinterest).

1920 – KR Narayanan, Scholar, Diplomat, Minister, Ambassador, President.

1984 – Irfan Pathan, pacer cricketer.


1969 – Darshansingh Pheruman died in Amritsar during the 74th day of his fast, which he had undertaken for the merger of Chandigarh in Punjab.

1987 – Vijay Merchant, cricketer (Test average 47.72, 1st-class avg 71).

2001 – Pradeep Kumar, veteran actor who acted as Salim in  film Anarkali.

IrfanLest we forget….

1962 – Everybody in the world born before October 27, 1962 probably owes their life to Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov. He was the Russian naval officer who, on this day, refused to fire a nuclear torpedo at an American aircraft carrier, thus averting the probability of a third world war and thermo-nuclear destruction across the planet. The confrontation was part of the Cuban missile crisis.

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There are an estimated 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the adult HUMAN body.

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

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