Today’s Motto: ‘Nothing can be greater inspiration than the deadline’

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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This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History!

On this day, Nov.21……..

1783 – Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, a professor of physics and chemistry, and the Marquis Francois Laurant d’Arlandes became the first men to make a free flight. Their hot-air balloon lifted off from La Muettte, a royal palace in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris. They flew nearly 6 miles in 25 mins, reaching an altitude, it is thought, of around 3000-ft . (pic from Versailles City archives)

1871 – The first U.S. patent for a cigar lighter was issued to Moses F. Gale of New York City.

1877 – Thomas Edison announced his invention of his “talking machine” – the tin-foil cylinder recorder that preceded the phonograph. He appears to have envisioned it as a business dictation machine.

1905 – 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open.

1922 – Rebecca L. Felton sworn in as 1st female U.S. Senator.

1947 – First postal stamp of independent India of three and half annas denomination was started.

1947 – Major General Cariappa took over from Lieutenant General Sir Francies Tulker as the Army Commander, Eastern Command, in the rank of Lieutenant General.

1962 – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

1969 – Bhilai Steel Plant creates a new world record in steel-making by producing ‘one heat’ in four hours three minutes.

1973 – Seth Govinddas, M.P. of Jabalpur, was honoured in the Central Hall of Parliament for completion of 50 years in Parliament, which was an unprecedented record.

1993 – India and South Africa sign a historic pact on re-establishing diplomatic and consular relations after a gap of 50 years.

2012 – An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated (pic credit-DH Kennerly, Getty Images)

2016 – India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine.


1926 – Premnath, Bollywood actor (pic credit -IMDb) .


1970 – Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist whose work was influential in the growth of science in India. He was the recipient of the 1930 Nobel Prize for Physics.


1871 – The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot.

You may have known....

The dark colour you see in total darkness is called ‘EIGENGRAU’


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


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