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Today’s Motto: A bucket that is leaking from inside can never be filled.

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,  May 01…..….

1784 – Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty.

1851 – The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations opened in Hyde Park, London. This was the first international exhibition to be held in any country.

1860 – A patent for the shaving mug was granted to ThoWilliam purvismas E. Hughes. (Earlier, shaving mugs were a part of many men’s grooming routine. Though they may not be as common as they once were, shaving mugs are still a useful way to whip up a batch of creamy shaving lotion that will leave your face soft and smooth).

1884 – Construction began in Chicago, Illinois, on the first skyscraper, the ten-story steel-skeleton Home Insurance Company of New York (The use of a steel skeleton made the building of skyscrapers possible, for the frame carries the entire weight of the building, instead of the walls themselves supporting the entire weight).

1886 – May Day was first observed in Chicago, USA. Work, Social activities, rest, for 8 Hours.

1894 – Black American inventor, William B. Purvis patented an “Electric Railway” (pic credit-The Black Inventor).

1899 – Bayer introduced aspirin in powder form, in Germany.

1924 – The first iodised table salt in the U.S. went on sale. The table salt containeTeg Bahadurd 0.01% sodium iodide as a dietary supplement, since an adequate intake of iodine reduces the incidence of goitre.

1926 – Jim Corbett killed the notorious man-eating leopard of Rudraprayag at Gulabrai village, who had attacked and killed about 125 people.

1948 – Baroda State merged into Bombay Province.

1960 – 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 in India.

1960 – Old Bombay province was divided between Maharashtra and Gujarat States.

1966 – Marathi becomes the official language of Maharashtra.

1977 – Janata Party was established.

Balraj Sahni1994 – Political party Shiromani Akali Dal was established.

1995 – SAARC endorses South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) and establishes a South Asian Development Fund (SADF) for the economic and technical development of the subcontinent.

1998 – India resumes underground nuclear tests after more than a 20 year gap.
(There were three underground tests in Pokhran, including a thermonuclear device).

2012 – Japan’s car sales soar significantly after the previous year’s earthquake and tsunami, coming in at a 92% rise year-over-year.

2015 – Elon Musk, head of Tesla Motors, announces the formation of Tesla Energy, a producer of large batteries for storage of generated renewable energy in homes and businesses.

2015 – Astha Arora named India’s billionth baby.

2019 – Evidence revealed that early humans from ancient Denisovan species lived at high altitudes Diana Haydonin Tibet 160,000 years ago.

2020 – Tweets by Elon Musk saying Tesla’s share price is too high wipe $14 billion off the carmaker’s value.

2023 – Geoffrey Hinton ‘the Godfather of AI” resigns from Google to speak out about the dangers of AI – eliminating jobs and creating a world where many may “not be able to know what is true anymore”.


1621 – Guru Teg Bahadur, 9th Guru of Sikh panth who was beheaded by Aurangzeb in Chandni Chowk, Delhi in 1665.

1913 – Balraj Sahni, legendary Bollywood actor. Known for roles in Waqt, Upkaar, Seema, Ek Phool Do Mali etc.  Was zawarded Padam Shri in 1969.

1919 – Manna Dey, legendary classical and Cine singer. Composed and sang unorgettable songs like Tu Pyar Ka Sagar Hai, Kasme Vaade…, Tujhe Sooraj Kahun Ya Chanda .. for films like Waqt, Seema, Padosan, Upkar, Vasant Bahar etc.  Got 6 National and Filmfare awards, Also Padam  Bhushan and Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2007. (pic Anushkacredit-Facebook; video-Golden Collection-Gane Sune Unsune))

1973 – Diana Hayden, model and cine actor.

1988 – Anushka Sharma, popular Bollywood actor and wife cricketer Virat Kohli. Acted in films like Rab Ne Bana Di, NH 10, Dil Dhadkane Do, Zero, Mantru ki Bijlee etc. Won several Filmfare, Times of India Film awrds, IIFA etc.


2008 – Nirmala Deshpande, a noted Indian social activist who had embraced Gandhian philosophy. She devoted her adult life to promotion of communal harmony and service to women, tribal people, and the dispossessed in India. (pic credit-Wikipedia)Nirmala Deshpande

You may have known….

In January 2019 Japanese billionaire Yukasu Maezawa became the most retweeted person of all time – more than 54 million retweets – after promising a 100 million cash incentive to his followers.

Raj Kadyan


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

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