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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 !

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On this day, Nov.01……

1800 – John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House.

1848 – The Boston Female Medical School became the first medical school in the world exclusively for women, opened for 12 students. Founded by Samuel Gregory, who disapproved of male doctors attending childbirth, its early curriculum focused on midwifery.

1858 – Britain Government took over administrative powers from East India Company to rule India.

1896 – 1st bare women breast (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Mag.

1901 – Dr. J.E. Gillman announced an X-ray treatment for breast cancer (pic credit-PBS).JE Gillman

1917 – In WW I, the 1st U.S. soldiers are killed in combat.

1931 – Synthetic rubber was introduced by Dupont.

1939 – A rabbit conceived by artificial impregnation, was the first such animal in the U.S. to be displayed. Dr. Gregory Pincus, an American biologist, had removed an egg from the ovary of a female rabbit and fertilised it with a salt solution. The egg was then transferred to the uterus of a second rabbit, which functioned an “incubator.”

1948 – An Indian brigade group supported by the 7th Cavalry (Stuart tanks) broke through the Great Himalayan Range at Zojila to drive out the invaders from Ladakh district. At approximately 3,500 metres, this was the highest point in the history of warfare that tanks had operated.

1952 – In the first United States test of a thermonuclear device, a hydrogen bomb dubbed “Mike,” was exploded at Eniwetok Atholl in the Pacific. It exploded with a blinding white fireball leaving an underwater crater a 6240-ft wide and 164-ft deep in the atoll where an island had once been. Eighty million tons of soil were lifted into the air by the blast. The yield was several million tons of TNT. It was a thousand times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, a blast greater than all the explosives used during WW II. The mushroom cloud rose to top out in 5 mins at 135,000 ft (the top of the stratosphere) and eventually spread to 1000 miles wide. (Within nine months, Russia tested their own H-bomb).

1954 – French handed over their territories of Pondicherry, Mahe, Karikal and Yanon to the Government of India.

1956 – Indian Government re-organises the states according to linguistic principles and inaugurates second Five-Year Plan. The states declared were Madhya Pradesh, Punjab by merging Patiala & PEPSU, Mumbai was divided in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Union Territories namely Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshdeep Minikai and Amin Divi were approved. (in 1973 Lakshdeep Minikai and Amin Divi were renamed as Lakshadweep, and Masker (Mysore) state renamed as Karnataka).

1966 – Haryana state created from Punjab; Chandigarh territory created.

1973 – Indian state of Mysore is renamed Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.

1984 – Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as Prime Minister in New Delhi. US Secretary of State George Shultz, who attended Indira Gandhi’s funeral, assured the new Prime Minister of US interest in a “strong and stable India.” US-Indian relations had been strained recently because of United States support for Pakistan. Shultz called for a “renewed positive trend” in relations.George Parker

1985 – Helicopter Corporation of India, later renamed Pawan Hans Limited, started functioning.

2017 Boiler explosion at a NTPC government-run coal-fired power plant in Rae Bareli, India, kills 29.

2022 – Fifth Israeli election held in four years won by Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party, defeating sitting Prime Minister Yair Lapid.


1863 – George Safford Parker, an American inventor who perfected the fountain pen and founded the Parker Pen CompanyTisca Chopra

to manufacture it.

1965 – Padmini Kolhapure, Marathi and Bollywood actor.

1973 – Aishwarya Rai (Bachchan), Bollywood actor who won Filmfare, IIFA and Miss World Contest in 1994, acted Jury member at 2003 Cannes Film Festival  and played very popular roles in films like Taal, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Muhabbaten and Dhoom etc. She was also awarded Padam Shri by Govt. of India.

1973 – Tisca Chopra, Bollywood and TV actor (pic credit- Bollywood Life).

1974 – Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman, veteran opening batsman.

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

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