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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.

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

On this day,  Jan.13……..

1840 – A postal scale was registered by R.W. Winfield, of Birmingham. This “candlestick” pattern of spring scale was introduced at the same time as the penny post.Shakti Samanta

1854 – The first U.S. patent for an accordion was issued to Anthony Faas of Philadephia.

1863 – The first U.S. patent for a chenille manufacturing machine was issued to William Canter of New York City, who made the first such machine in the U.S. ( (Chenille is a tufty, velvety cord or yarn, used for trimming furniture and made into carpets or clothing. Chenille is the French word for caterpillar whose fur the yarn is supposed to resemble).

1906 – 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile.

1908 – Henry Farman, an English-born Frenchman, flew the first one-kilometre circuit, winning the Grand Prix de Aviation and its 50,000 franc purse. The entire flight lasted 28-sec, and covered the prescribed kilometre. (Although the Wrights may have accomplished this at an earlier date, this was the first such flight in front of official witnesses).

Pt. Shivkumar1930 – The comic strip “Mickey Mouse” 1st appears.

1942 – The first use of an ejection seat to save a pilot was made at the height of World War II. Helmut Schenk, a German test pilot, required its use when his Heinkel ‘He 280’ refused to separate from the tow aircraft due to the cable release mechanism icing up. As a precaution, Schenk ejected and landed safely.

1957 – The Wham-O Company developed the first frisbee.

1967 – Samachar Bharti inaugurated in New Delhi.

2011 – In South Korea, 1.4 million domestic pigs are buried alive to combat an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease.

2021 – President Donald Trump is impeached by the US House of Representatives voting 232-197, for “incitement of insurrection”, first time in history a US President is impeached twice.


1926 – Shakti Samanta, legendary film director who directed several popular movies like SaraswatibaiAmaanush, Aaradhana, Amar Prem, Kashmir ki Kali, Kati Patang, An Evening in Paris, etc.  He won several awards (pic credit-Facebook)

1938 – Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, legendary  Santoor player was awarded Padma Vibhusha, Sangeet Natak Akademy and more for Classical music (pic

1949 – Rakesh Sharma, first Indian cosmonaut with Russian team (Soyuz T-11) to go in space on April 03, 1984 (pic credit ISRO). 

1978 – Ashmit Patel, actor.


1974 – Saraswatibai, famous Marathi music expert and classical singer awarded Bal Gandharva Puruskar, ITC Sangeet Research Award etc.

Madan Puri1985 – Madan Puri, first cousin of legendary KL Sehgal, popular Bollywood actor and villain in several films.

2013 – Rusi Surti, Indian left arm pacer  spinner and confident tail ender. Rusi  played in 26 Tests from 1960 to 1969.He played firebrand 99 in New Zealand in1968 ands good supportive innings in Australia in 1967.Rusi Surti

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Raj Kadyan


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

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