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Today’s Motto: ‘The best way to discover your capabilities is to embrace the unknown’

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,  Dec. 25……..

0001 – 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus. (Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th was in 337. 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th was in 352).

0597 – England adopted the Julian calendar (pic credit-Rupert Shepherd).Julian Calender2

1741 – The Centigrade temperature scale was devised by astronomer Anders Celsius and incorporated into a Delisle thermometer at Uppsala in Sweden.

1809 – The first U.S. ovariotomy (the surgical removal of an ovarian tumour) was performed by Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the “Father of Ovariotomy.”

1968 – 42 Dalits are burned alive in Kilavenmani village, Tamil Nadu, India, a retaliation for a campaign for higher wages by Dalit labourers.

1989 – Japanese scientist achieved -271.8 degrees C, coldest temp ever recorded.

Air Hijack 19991999 – An Indian Airlines aircraft with 187 passengers on board was hijacked. The plane was going from Kathmandu to New Delhi. It landed near Abu Dhabi after several hops.

2000 – A.B. Vajpayee, Indian Prime Minister, launches a Rs. 60,000 crore ”Gram Sadak Yojana” for linking all villages and the “Antyodaya Anna Scheme” for providing cheap food grains.

2014 – Sony Pictures releases its comedy ‘The Interview’ in over 300 theatres and through online channels; the film depicts an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and was initially cancelled due to threats and hacking attacks.

Born….Issac Newton

1642 – Sir Issac Newton, English physicist and mathematician who made seminal discoveries in several areas of science, and was the leading scientist of his era ( pic credit -Wikipedia).

1861 – Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University.

Malviya Madan Mohan1876 – Mohamad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

1919 – Naushad Ali, Indian music director.

1924 – Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.

RIP….Vajpayee Advani

1994 – Giani Zail Singh, president of India.

You may have known….

Animal behaviourists have concluded that cats don’t meow as a way to communicate with each other. It is a method they use for getting attention from humans.

Raj Kadyan


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

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