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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.

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On this day,  Apr. 03……..

1449 – The earliest English patent was granted to John of Utynam protection for introducing the making of coloured glass to England. In what was probably the first grant by an instrument of letters patent, King Henry VI gave this exclusive privilege for a term of 20 years during which none of his subjects could use such arts without the consent of John.

1866 – A hat shaping machine was patented by Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld.

1932 – Boycott of British goods was so widespread that 70% of cotton products were now thought to have come Shivajifrom Japan.

1933 – 1st airplane flight over Mount Everest.

1934 – A British patent application for the first catseye road marker was recorded for inventor Percy Shaw. (“These are the familiar reflectors which mark the lines that are lit up at night by the lights of passing vehicles. The raised surface in which the reflectors are mounted have a construction that “will yield when travelled over by a vehicle wheel and sink to the level of the road surface” such as a resilient white rubber cushion mounted in a metal holder sunk below the road surface).

1956 – Nehru announces that troops have been sent to control Naga tribal people in the Burmese border area, who are asking for a separate state.

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1969 – Dr. Denton Cooley implanted a total artificial heart into a 2-month-old patient. Three days later, the patient received a heart transplant, but dies of respiratory insufficiency only 14 hours later.

1973 – Francis W. Dorion patented a “dual razor blade assembly”.

1973 – First cell phone call. The first portable phone call was placed by inventor Martin Cooper. The phone was 10 inches in height, 3 inches deep and an inch-and-a-half wide and weighed 30-oz. Since then, cell phones have shrunk to a mere palm-size weighing 4-oz, and are used by some 5.135 billion people (2018) around the world. Cooper’s first ”shoebox” phone replaced a car phone of the time that weighed more than 30 pounds and cost thousands of dollars. A car phone owner had to drill a hole in his car to install the antenna and most of the phone sat in the trunk. A control unit with a handset was placed inside the car. (Photo Credit:  Alejandro Garcia/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock )Salyut 7

1984 – Soyuz T-11 carried three cosmonauts along with the first Indian Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma to Salyut 7 (pic credit-Wikipedia).

1988 – Rajiv Gandhi seals the border between Punjab and Pakistan.

2013 – A scientific study determines that common drugs taken for reducing cholesterol can prevent macular degeneration.

2015 – France has outlawed the hiring of models who do not meet new Body Mass Index (BMI) minimums for a certain period of time before and during a modelling job; the law aims to prevent promotion of anorexia among models and people who emulate them.

2016 – Panama Papers published – 11.5 million confidential documents from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca Panama papersexpose widespread illegal activities including fraud, kleptocracy, tax evasion and the violation of international sanctions by the world’s elite in the world’s largest ever data leak (pic credit-Micoope).

2022 – The Taliban government bans cultivation of opium in Afghanistan, with consequences for world supply as it produces 80%.

Born….

Prabhu deva1914 – Sam Hormuj Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India’s first Field Marshal. He was better known as “Sam Manekshaw”. He became Army Chief in 1969. The Bangladesh war of December 1971, which lasted only 14 days, changed the map of South Asia and Indira Gandhi and Manekshaw emerged as heroes in oJaya Pradaur country. He was awarded Padma Vubhushan in 1972.

1958 – Jaya Prada, popular romantic Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood actor. She acted in Sagara Sangamam, Sargam, Siri Siri Muvva, Sharabi, Tohfa, Aaj Ka Arjun, Sanjog, Swarg se Sunder etc.   She won many film awards and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award  (pic credit-Pinterest)

1973 – Prabhu Deva, South cinema’s and Bollywood’s popular  choreographer, stuntman, dancer. Has been given Filmfare Best choreography award twice. (pic credit-IndiaGlitz)

RIP….

1670 – Tanhaji Malusure, right hand of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, died during the battle of Singhgad fort (pic credit-Pinterest). 

1680 – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, great Maratha emperor, patriot, soldier, freedom fighter, revolutionary, founder of the Maratha empire and great son of India.

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1936 – Shortest boxing bout with gloves lasts only 10 seconds.

1975 – Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it.

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

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