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Today’s Motto: ‘A hero is one who hangs on for one minute longer’

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. 30……….

1791 – A U.S. patent for spinning cotton by water power was issued to William Pollard of Philadelphia.

1803 – East India Company captured Dehli, Agra and Bharooch.

1906 – The All India Muslim League was founded in Dacca by a group of big landlords which included Aga Khan III, Agha Khan IIIThe Nawab of Dacca and Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk-Salimullah. They supported the Partition of Bengal and called for separate Muslim electorates and other safeguard for Muslims (photo credit-The Working Muslim Mission/Muslim League).

1930 – A photograph showing the curvature of the Earth was exhibited in Cleveland, US. According to the New York Times report, it was the first photograph to show the Earth’s curvature. The picture, taken from an airplane flying at 21,000-ft, used super-sensitive panchromatic photographic film to record an image of an area larger than some States.Netaji in Andeman

1943 – Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair. (photo credit-Andaman Chronicle)

1947 – India informs Pakistan and other dominion representatives that it has decided to refer the Kashmir issue to the Security Council under Article 35 of the United Nations Charter.

1949 – India recognises People’s Republic of China (photo credit-Central Tibetan Administration).

1959 – The first U.S. ballistic missile submarine, the nuclear-powered U.S.S. George Washington, was commissioned.

Nehru Mao1982 – A second full moon of the month was visible. Known as a “blue moon,” the name does not refer to its colour, but it is a rare event, giving rise to the expression, “once in a blue moon”. (A blue moon happens every 2.7 years because of a disparity between our calendar and the lunar cycle. The moon revolves around the earth, in 29 days, 12 hours, and 44 minutes).

2006 – Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad.

2016 – Last day Indians are able to deposit in banks 500 and 1,000 rupee notes which were scrapped only 50 days earlier in an anti-corruption measure.

Born….

1865 – Rudyard Kipling, English litterateur and author, born in Bombay (photo credit-Literawiki-Fandom). Sabir Bhatia

1968 – Sabir Bhatia, is an Indian entrepreneur who founded the webmail company Hotmail.com.

1975 – Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods, golfer, World No. 1 Professional Golfer, won several Best Golfer awards (82)  from 2006 to 2019; met a near fatal  accident on Feb. 23, 1921 but survived and restarts his golf tours (pic credit-Mike Ehermann/Getty Images).

RIP….

Tiger Woods1971 – Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai; he was the father of the Indian space programme. He became chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (May 1966).

You may have known….

In 18th Century England, gambling dens hired someone to swallow the dice in case 

Raj Kadyan

of a police raid.

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