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Today’s Motto: ‘People generally buy into the leader before they buy his vision’

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 03……

1375 BC – The oldest recorded eclipse occurred, according to one plausible interpretation of a date inscribed on a clay tablet retrieved from the ancient city of Ugarit, Syria.

1764 – Mir Kasim, with the backing of Delhi Emperor, attacked on Patna but thMir Qasimis weak Emperor was defeated by Britishers. Britishers became the rulers of Bengal, the richest province of India then. His father-in-law Mir Zaffar lost to the British armyin Plassey and surrendered his state too.

1802 – Washington, DC, was incorporated as a city.

1913 – Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry. Produced, directed and co-screen-written by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, whom we today respectfully call Dadasaheb Phalke, the film changed the way India saw entertainment and popular culture forever. Promotion statement for Raja Harishchandra read, “A performance with 57,000 photographs. A picture two miles long. All for only three annas.” Interestingly, those days females did not like acting. Phalke struggled to get a woman, including nautch girls, to agree to act in the film. Not succeeding, he had to cast a delicate-looking man to play the role of Queen Taramati, Harishchandra’s wife. Phalke discovered Salunke, who used to work in a restaurant as a cook, for this role. Salunke would later play the role of both Rama and Sita in Phalke’s 1917 film Lanka Dahan and become the most popular actor and actress of his time!

1939 – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose formed the All India Forward Block.

1944 – Dr. Robert Woodward and Dr. William Doering produced the first synthetic quinine at Harvard University.

Rangoon1945 – Indian forces captured Rangoon, Burma, from the Japanese.

1947 – Indian National Trade Union Congress Intuc was established.

1952 – The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.

1968 – Dr. Denton Cooley of the Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States on Everett Thomas.

1978 – “Sun Day” – solar energy events held in the US.

1983 – Soviet leader Yuri Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe.

2001 – The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.

2018 – Bollywood actors both posthumously recognized at India’s National Film Awards; Sridevi Kapoor Best Actress for “Mum” and Vinod Khanna receives Dadasaheb Phalke award.Vinod khanna

2023 – Ajay Banga is elected President of the World Bank after being nominated by US President Joe Biden.

2023- Mysterious explosive drone attack on the Kremlin in Moscow has no clear motive or link to people behind it, despite Russian claim it was attempt to assassinate Vladimir Putin, amid Ukrainian and US denials.

Born….

1Krishna Menon 1896 -Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon, lawyer, jurist, and politician, Indian former Minister of Defence.

1920 – Achala Sachdev, romantic Bollywood actor.

1959 – Sadhvi Uma Gulab Singh Bharti activist and flameboyant politician, 16th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (pic credit-Rediff.com)Uma

RIP….

1969 – Zakir Hussain, Indian academic and politician, 3rd President of India.

1981 – Nargis Dutt,  veteran Indian actress who formed a petfect Jodi with legendary Raj Kapoor in Shri 420, Awara, Chori-Chori, Barsat etc. and acted in Mother India, maaried Sunil Dutt. Was awarded National Film, Stardust, Filmfare and Karlovy Vary International award. (pic credit-Pinterest).

2006 – Pramod Mahajan, veteran Maharashtra and national  politician. Was minister of I&B  in Atal Behari Pramod MahajanVajpayee’s NDA  cabinet. He had a tiff with his younger brother, who shot him on April 20. 2006. Mahajan died 13 days later.  (pic credit-Getty Images)

You may have known….

The earliest loaf of bread ever discovered is a whopping 8,600 years old, unearthed at Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in what is now southern Turkey, comprised of mud-brick dwellings built on top of one another.Raj Kadyan

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