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Today’s Motto: ‘The day is what you make it’

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,  Feb. 11…………

660 BC – Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu (pic credit-National Geographic). Jimmu Emperor

1531 – Henry VIII, king of England, recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome.

1751 – The Pennsylvania Hospital, the first in America, received its first patient.

1808 – Judge Jesse Fell of Pennsylvania experimented by burning anthracite coal to keep his house warm. He developed a method to burn the stone coal without the use of forced air and his fireplace grate opened up the home heating market. He had found a cheap, clean burning fuel. As a result, that area of northeast Pennsylvania became an important coal mining area for generations.
1818 – Britishers captured the ‘Ajinkyatara’ fort which belonged to the Marathas.
1852 – First British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street, London).
F Banting1922 – Insulin treatment announced. The use of insulin to treat diabetes in a dog was announced in their first paper published on the subject by the Canadian surgeon Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best. Within a year, diabetics had hopes of living full and productive lives. Banting received a share of the Nobel Prize in 1923 for the work (pic credit-Wikipedia).
1928 – The La-Z-Boy reclining chair was invented. Ed Shoemaker and his cousin Edward Knabusch, designed the first La-Z-Boy with a piece of plywood and a yardstick. Then, it was a comfortable wood slat porch chair. In Spring 1929, the upholstered chairs were introduced for a year-round market.

1942 – “Archie” comic book debuts.

1954 – The largest light bulb, rated at 75,000-watts, was lit at the Rockefeller Centre in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb. (It was allowed to cool for five minutes after burning for three minutes).
1979 – Cellular Jail, which is situated at Andaman Nicobar Islands, was declared as a National Memorial (pic credit-AndamanBeacon).
1990 – Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa.Andaman jail
1994 – The rBGH genetically engineered growth hormone for cows goes on sale to dairy farmers under the name Posilac. Also known as “Bovine Somatotropin” or BST, it is a genetically engineered copy of a naturally occurring hormone produced in the pituitary gland of cattle and is a major regulator of milk production. The purpose is to improve a cow’s production of milk as much as 5 to 15 pounds per day per cow.
2011 – Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the Thomas A Edisontransfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
Born….
1847 – Thomas Alva Edison, great scientist and inventor of electric light lamp.
1917 – T. Nagi Reddy, Indian revolutionary.
1957 – Tina Munim, Bollywood romantic actor who acted in  Karz, Sautan, Rockey, Yeh Wada Raha,  Des Pardes, Judai, Alag Alag etc. She won Miss Photogenic and Miss Bikini award.  She married Anil Ambani after a successful film career.
RIP….
1942 – Jamnalal Bajaj, great industrialist, social reformer, freedom fighter and Gandhiwadi.
1968 – Deendayal Upadhyaya, great philosopher, litterateur, social worker, thinker and co-founder of Jansangh (pic credit-Wikipedia).Deen Dayal
1977 – Dr. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, 5th President of India.
1993 – Kamal Amrohi, film producer, director and writer.                                                                        Titbits….

Fakhruddin1969 – Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men.
1998 – KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview.
Raj KadyanYou may have known….
Sick whales do not die of disease. They become too weak to come to the surface and drown.                                                                                             {Compiled by Lt. Gen. (R) Raj Kadyan}

 

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