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Today’s Motto: ‘The real discovery consists not in seeking new lands……..

...............but seeing with new Eyes'

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. 22……

1849 – The Siege of Multan ended in Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Second Anglo-Sieze of MultanSikh War of 1848-1849 was one of the last major military conflicts between the East India Company and an important Indian power before the 1857 revolt, and resulted in the annexation of the Punjab by the British (pic credit-Wikipedia).

1939 – The uranium atom was split for the first time using the cyclotron at Columbia University in New York City. Thus began the Manhattan Project, leading to the construction of the Atom Bomb.

1986 – Satwant Singh, Balbir Singh and Kehar Singh were sentenced to death for the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

1993 – A Patna-Lucknow-Delhi IA flight IC-810 was hijacked by a certain Satish Chandra Pandey shortly after take-

Bhajan Lal
(Photo credit-Sondeep  Shankar -Getty Images)

off.

1997 – American Lottie Williams was reportedly the first human to be struck by a remnant of a space vehicle after re-entering the earth’s atmosphere.

1997 – Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, former Union Ministers Ajit Singh, Ram Lakhan Singh Yadav and five others charge-sheeted by CBI in Rs. 3.5 crore Jharkhand Mukti Morcha  MPs’ bribery case.

1999 – Graham Stewart Staines, an Australian missionary, and his 2 sons were burned to death in Manoharpur by activists of the Bajrang Dal. A trial court later sentenced Dara Singh to death but in 2011 it was reduced to life in prison on appeal.

2002 – In Calcutta heavily armed gunmen attacked the U.S. Cultural Centre. Five police officers were killed and twenty others, including one pedestrian and one private security guard, were wounded.

2013 – Scientist in China discover an ancient human fossil in a cave near Beijing; the 40,000 year-old leg bone shows it was related to the ancestors of present-day Asians and Native Americans.

2018 – Netflix becomes the largest digital media entertainment and Games company in the world worth $100 billion.

Born….

1925 – Vijay Anand, popular actor & director. Younger brother of legendary Dev Anand. He acted in Kora Kagaz and directed several jubilee films like Guide,  Kala Bazar, Jewel Thief, Teesri Manzil, Johney Mera Naam, Tere Mere Sapne, Mein Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki. etc. He won Filmfare Awards 5 times and Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Namrata1972 – Namrata Shirodkar, Bollywood glamour actress who acted in  Vaastav, Anji, Kache Dhage, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Pukar etc. (pic credit-IMDb)

Died: 

1666 – Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal emperor, who built Taj Mahal in Agra in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal  (Noor Jahan). He’s believed to have married 14 times and last being his own daughter after Noor Jahan’s death. He died at the Agra fort as a Prisoner under his son Shah JahanJahangir’s rule.

Titbits….

1964 – World’s largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured, Wisconsin, US.

You may have known….

Nintendo’s Mario character was named after the landlord of their American headquarters in 1981.

Raj Kadyan

 

{Com[piled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}

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