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Today’s Motto: ‘An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention’

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. 14…….

1641 – United East Indian Company conquers city of Malakka, 7,000 killed.

1690 – Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany.

1760 – The Battle of Wandiwash. It was a decisive battle in India during the Seven Years’ War. The Count de Lally’s army, burdened by a lack of naval support and funds, attempted to regain the fort at Vandavasi, now in Tamil Nadu. He was attacked by Sir Eyre Coote’s forces and decisively defeated. The French general Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau and the French were then restricted to Pondichéry, where they surrendered on 16 January 1761. Wandiwash is the Anglicised pronunciation of Vandavasi.

Peshwa Bajirao1761 Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas and Afghans is fought. (Between a northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Durrani, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula. The battle pitted the artillery and cavalry of the Marathas against the heavy cavalry and mounted artillery of the Afghans and Rohillas led by Abdali and Najib-ud-Daulah, both ethnic Afghans. In the battle that lasted for several days, the forces led by Ahmad Shah Durrani came out victorious after destroying several Henry FordMaratha flanks).

1794 – Elizabeth Hog Bennett became the first woman in the U.S. to successfully give birth to a child by a Caesarean section. Her husband, Dr. Jessee Bennett of Edom performed the operation, though he had no anaesthetic to give her.

1914 – The Gandhi-Smuts Agreement is reached between Gen. J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters.

1914 – Henry Ford announced the newest advance in assembly line production of “modern” carsBelur math he had introduced six weeks earlier, on 1 Dec 1913. The new continuous motion method reduced assembly time of a car from over 12 hours to 93 minutes.

1938 – Belur Math, new temple, was consecrated in Calcutta.

1969 – Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu.

1970 – Medicine called L-dopa reported to benefit about 5% of the patients in reversing the progress of Parkinson’s disease.

1980 – Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit numbers in 28 sec.

Shakuntla devi1990 – India and Maldives scrap visas.

1994 – Marathwada University renamed as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University.

1995 – Ban on VHP re-imposed.

2011 – Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more.

2011 – In Afghanistan, the Taliban drop their ban on education for females due to a ‘cultural change’.

2019 – Americans chance of dying from an accidental opioid overdose higher than a car accident for the first time, according to US National Safety Council.


1882 – Maharshi Raghunath Dhondo Karve, father of Family Planning and Sex Education. (pic credit-Facebook)Raghunath karve

1905 – Durga Khote, Marathi stage artist and actress Hindustan Hamara, Jeet, Sazaa, Afsar, Mughle-Azam, Jaaneman etc . (pic credit-IMDb)

1965 – Seema Biswas, Bollywood actor.


1851 – Peshwa Bajirao Raghunath, last Peshwa of Marathas. In Afghanistan, the TalibanChitragupt

drop their ban on education for females due to a ‘cultural change’ (pic credit-Wikipedia).

1991 – Chitragupta, famous film music director who gave memorable music for Bhabhi, Oonche Log, Ganga ki Lehren, Zabak, Mein Chup Rahungi etc. (pic credit-Veethi and SEPL)).

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Raj Kadyan


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

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