News around you

Today’s Motto: ‘No point telling people your Dreams, Show them What & How to Drea’

TODAY ON THE OCCASION OF ARMY DAY, WE SALUTE THOSE BRAVE SOLDIERS WHO KEEP ALL OF US SAFE !

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.

Army day

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

On this day, Jan. 15……….

1656 – Chhatrapati Shivaji conquered Javali state.

1759 – The British Museum, in Bloomsbury, London, the world’s oldest public national museum, Museumopened to the public.

1797 – The top hat was first worn in England by James Heatherington, a Strand haberdasher in London. An issue of the Times of that period records that when he left his shop with his extraordinary headwear, a crowd of onlookers assembled, which degenerated into a shoving match. Consequently, Heatherington was summoned to appear in court before the Lord Mayor and fined £50 for going about in a manner “calculated to frighten timid people.” Within a month, he was overwhelmed with orders for the new top hats.

1861 – The safety elevator was patented as a “Hoisting Apparatus” by the American inventor, Elisha G. Otis, New York. His invention was designed to arrest a fall in case of the lifting rope breaking.

1863 – Woodpulp paper was first used in the U.S. for a printed newspaper by the Boston MornBoston Heralding Herald.

1889 – The idea of a “Rotary Dining Table” was issued a U.S. patent to a Black American inventor, Daniel Johnson of Kansas City.

1907 – Gold dental inlays were first described in the U.S. by H. William Taggart, a Chicago dentist.

1934 – 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal; 10,700 die.

Taggart1943 – World’s largest office building, Pentagon, completed.

1948 – Gandhiji hails Indian Cabinet’s decision to release Pakistan dues of Rs. 550 million. Fast continues for establishment of communal peace.

1949 – Field Marshal KM Cariappa OBE, took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. It is celebrated as an Army Day.

1955 – The first U.S. house to be both solar-heated and radiation-cooled started its system.

1958 – Tamil becomes the official language of Madras.Cariappa

1996 – Restoration of the original name of the city as “Mumbai” for Bombay.

1996 – Victoria Terminus (VT) station in Mumbai renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminus by the Centre.

2009 – U.S. Airways plane ditches in the Hudson River – all 155 passengers survive.

2019 – Beginning of humanity’s largest gathering, the Kumbh Mela Hindu festival with 15 million people bathing at the joining of Ganges and Yamuna rivers, India. 120 million expected over next 49 days.

2019 – Plastic will outweigh fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 according to report by the World Economic Forum.

Born….

Shah Jahan1592 – Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal emperor.

1929 – Martin Luther King Jr. prominent Civil Rights leader of America who fought for Rights of Blacks and aborigines in the US.

1947 – Pritish Nandi, poet, author and veteran journalist,  worked with Times of India, was editor The Illustrated Weekly of India and has own TV content channel PNC. Also joined Shiv Sena, was in RS for a term beginning 1998 (pic credit-Idol Net Worth).

1956 – Mayawati, UP politician, Chief of BSP and was chief minister of UP twice.Nandy

1964 – Bhanupriya, popular Telugu actor, dancer and voice artist (pic credit-Telugu Swag) .
1982 – Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bollywood actor and grndson of legendary singer Mukesh Kumar.

Bhanu priyaTitbits….

1831 – 1st U.S. railroad honeymoon trip, Mr. and Mrs. Pierson, Charleston.

RIP 

936 – King Rudolph of France (a  German king- pic credit-Wikimedia)king Rudolph

You may have known….

The Nazis plotted to kill Winston Churchill with an exploding chocolate bar.

Raj Kadyan

 

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

Comments are closed.