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Today’s Motto: ‘Paths are made by walking’

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.  17…

Netaji Subhas

1601 – Akbar, after eight month’s siege, entered Asirgarh one of the strongest forts in India. (Asirgarh Fort is situated in the Satpura Range about 20 km north of the city of Burhanpur, in Madhya Pradesh).

1871 – U.S. patent was issued to Andrew S Hallidie for an “endless wire rope way” subsequently used for the first cable car to be put into service in the world for public transport.

1905 – The first U.S. patent was issued for a punchboard to Charles A. Brewer and Clinton G. Scannell of Chicago, Illinois, described as “vending devices”.Aga khan

1916 – Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in New York City.

1928 – The first U.S. patent for a fully automatic photographic film developing machine was issued to its inventor, Anatol M. Josepho. It was an apparatus for developing film strips.Bindu

1941 – Subhash Chandra Bose went underground at Calcutta. He appeared in Kabul and Moscow after some days (photo credit-Code Pen).

1946 – United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting.

1981 – Central Government offers full statehood to Mizoram.

1991 – Operation Desert Storm begins – US led allies vs Iraq.

2012 – India and China agree to build a functional plan to address border issue.

2013 – In efforts to turn its back on nuclear power, Japan announces plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the Fukushima Prefecture, near the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

2019 – Indian spiritual leader Ram Rahim Singh and two aides sentenced to life in prison for murdering journalist who exposed sexual abuse at the sect.


1917 – Dr. Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran, (MGR),Popular South Indian film star, a pMGRolitician and charismatic Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (pic credit-Pinterest).

1918 – Kamal Amrohi, screenwriter, director, producer. He married legendary actress  Meena Kumari. His films are Pukar, Mahal, Razia Sultan, Mughle Azam (1960), Pakeezah, Dil Apna aur Preet Parai etc. He won a Filmfare award (pic credit-Facebbok)

1933 – Aga Khan, religious leader (pic credit-AKDN).


1945 – Javed Akhtar, famous Urdu poet, film script writer, wrote Zanjeer, Deevar, Sholey. Lakshay, Saagar, Mr. India etc, won several awards (pic

1950-Honey Irani, film script writer.Kamal Amrohi

1951 – Bindu, romantic and vampire actress, her popular films are Mehbooba, Main Hoon Na, Mere Yaar ki Shadi etc. (pic credit-Reddit).


1988 – Leela Mishra, legendary actor, singer and popular as film Sholey’s mausi. Acted in Leela Mishra

Elan, King Kong, Nadiya ke Paar, Savera, Geet Gata Chal etc. (pic credit-Stars Unfolded)

2014 – Suchitra Sen, Bengali and Hindi cine actor. She acted in Devdas, Saptpadi, Mamata, Sangarika, Agni Pariksha and Bombai ka Babu etc.

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

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