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Today’s Motto: ‘Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success’

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,  Apr. 19………

1451 – Alam Shah of Delhi abdicates his throne.

1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia (pic credit-Britannica).

Thomas Cook1892 – The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea. He had been building it since August 1891. This would become the model for the first automobile regularly made for sale in the U.S.

1909 – Joan of Arc receives beatification by the Roman Catholic Church.

1971 – Salyut 1 was launched by the Soviet Union. Although primitive, having only a single main module, it was the first space station ever in Earth orbit.

1975 – The first satellite built in India was launched from Volgograd Launch Station, Russia, on a Soviet Intercosmos C-1 rocket. It was named Aryabhata, after a noted 5th-century Indian mathematician.

1995 – A criminal release of sarin vapour in the Tokyo underground caused the death of twelve people, and 5,000 were injured. Because of their attack with sarin gas the previous year, in Matsumoto, Japan, in which 7 people were killed and 200 injured, the authorities were prepared for similar acts of terrorism, and antidotes were available to treat those affected in the next attack. For the 1995 incident, this preparation saved many lives. (Sarin vapour is a nerve gas, so poisonous that a tablespoonful of liquid sarin could kill or disable 25,000 inhabitants if sprayed from the air as a fine mist over a town).

Mukesh ambani1997 – I.K. Gujral, former External Affairs Minister, chosen leader of United Front in place of Deve Gowda, as next Prime Minister He’s also known for moving a diplomatic Gujral Doctrine on South Asia politics, theough it failed to bring any tangible results. (pic credit-Andrew Whitehead).

1998 – Kottayam in Kerala becomes the first district in India to complete computerisation of the talluk offices connecting them with the district headquarters.

2011 – Fidel Castro resigns his position of First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba after 45 years of holding the title.

2021 – NASA successfully flies its drone helicopter Ingenuity on Mars, first powered aircraft to fly on another world.


1957 – Mukesh Ambani, top Indian businessman. Chairman  & MD Reliance Industries, promotors of several innovative core industries, Jio Fibre, Reliance Mart etc. The richest person of Asia with Arshad Warsiover $ 117.8 Billion worth.(pic credit-IndiaFilings)

1968 – Arshad Warsi, popular Bollywood actor. Known for roles in 3 idiots, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Golemal, Dhamaal,  Jolly LLB etc. Won several Filmfare awards  for comic and supportive roles. 

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

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