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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.. 12……..

1502 – Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal on his second voyage to India.

Gold rush1851 – Gold was discovered at Lewis Ponds Creek, in  Australia .( It created gold rushes and led to significant immigration of workers (pic credit-National Museum of Australia).

1877 – A news dispatch was sent using Alexander Graham Bell’s new invention, the telephone, for the first time in the U.S.

1898 – The first car crash resulting in a fatality happened to Henry Lindfield whose electric car’s steering gear failed, and he crashed at the bottom of a hill at Purley Corner, Surrey.

1914 – “The Squaw Man”, 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US.

1928 – Bardoli Satyagrah (Gujarat) was led by Vallabhbhai Patel against the Bombay government’s decision to hike


the Taxes on cotton by 22 percent while its prices declined Internationally. Ultimately the government quashed the hike.

1941 – First penicillin injection into a human test subject was administered by Ernst Chain and Howard Walter Florey, who developed this antibiotic.

1946 – 14 killed in Calcutta riots; Muslim leader Jinnah threatens civil war (pic credit-Wikipedia).

1947 – French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the “New Look”.

1950 – Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb.

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1960 – Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers.

1990 – The Berlin Wall is taken down. Germany is reunited over the next year. Warsaw Pact is dissolved.

1999 – US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial.

2014 – Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years.

2016 – Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar is arrested on “anti-nationalism” charges at an anniversary event of the death of Afzal Guru, at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dayanand


1824 – Maharishi Dayanand Sarsvati, metaphysician, social reformer, religious leader founder of Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic tradition (pic credit-Swarajya).

1920 – Pran Krishan Sikand, film actor often cast as a villain in Hindi cinema  Also played positive roles in Zanjeer and Upkar. Was awarded 4 Filmfare awards and Stardust Lifetime Achievement award ion 1997 (pics credit-Facebook & India Today).Shiv Kapur1

Pran1947 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal.

1949 – Gundappa R Viswanath, prolific Indian middle order batsman.

1982 – Shiv Kapur, prolific Indian golfer, won several PGTI and other awards, Gold at 2002 Busan Asian Games. Was awarded Arjuna  in 2003 (pic  .


Om Prakash1998 – Om Prakash, (at age 78), popular Hindi film comedian known for roles in Buddha Mil Gaya, Victoria 203, Chupke Chupke,  Namak Halal, Pyar Kiye Ja etc. Was awarded

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Filmfare honours twice.

In 1995, Nicholas White spent 40 hours trapped in an elevator.

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

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