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Today’s Motto: ‘Don’t wait for the right opportunity. Create it’

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 05…….

1809 – The first U.S. patent granted to a woman was issued to Mary Kies for “a new and useful improvement in weaving straw with silk or thread.

1824 – The skeleton of a mammoth creature (Zurassik) was found in England at Ilford, near Bow, in Essex. It was said to be of the same species as those which had previously been found in Siberia, and all overZurassic Europe. The discovery was made at the 16-ft depth of a large quarry of clay being excavated for making bricks. A large tusk, several of the largest leg bones, many ribs and vertebrae were found along with the smaller bones of the feet and tail (pic credit-Digital Spy).

1859 – 1st use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence.

1881 – Louis Pasteur tested inoculations against anthrax upon an ox, several cows and 25 sheep. His experiment proved successful, and was a milestone in the prevention of this fatal disease that affected cattle and sheep.

1930 – Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly solo between England and Australia, a distance of 11,000 miles (pic credit-PBS)Amy Johnson

1933 – 1st genuine aircraft carrier christened, USS Ranger.

1936 – A U.S. patent was issued for the first bottle with a screw cap and a pour lip to Edward A.

1944 – MK Gandhi freed from prison.

1945 – The only WW II deaths of civilians on the mainland of the U.S. resulted from a Japanese bomb dropped over Gearhart Mountain, Oregon by an unmanned balloon. It was disturbed and exploded, killing those civilians who discovered it during a picnic. Sand in the bags of ballast carried by the balloon was scientifically identified. By microscopic study of the grains, the sand was known by its characteristics to have come from Japan.

1963 – The world’s first human liver transplant was performed in America by Dr. Thomas E. Starlz. His patient, a 48-year-old man, survived for 22 days. He had also performed the world’s first spleen transplant four months earlier in the same year.

Stars1971 – India appeals for urgent aid for 1.8 million Bangladeshi refugees.

2000 – Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon (pic credit-The Weather Channel).

2012 – Japan shuts down its nuclear reactors leaving the country without nuclear power for the first time since 1970.

2015 – Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1.


1479 – Guru Amar Das Ji, 3rd Sikh Guru who remained Guru from March 26, 1552-Sepr. 01, 1574 at an age of 95.  (pic credit-All About Sikhs).Guru Amar das

1916 – Giani Zail Singh, 7th President of India, from 1982-87.


1989 – Naval Humosji Tata, famous industrialist and father of Rattan Tata current chairman of Tata Group. (pic credit-Business Today)

Naval Tata2006 – Naushad Ali, Ghazal and song composer and producer (pic credit-IMDb).


1865 – 1st U.S. train robbery (North Bend Ohio). Naushad

At 86 years,  Betty Goedhart of Australia becomes  world’s oldest Trapeze artist (pic credit-San Diago Union Tribune).

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Queen Elizabeth Tudor’s lifelong refusal to marry earned her the nickname “the Virgin Queen”

Raj Kadyan

Bettyand the state of Virginia is named in her honour.

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

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