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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.

This is Your Day-TODAY: Take a Determined Step Forward and Make History! 

On this day,  May 08…….

1840 – The first U.S. photographic patent was issued to Alexander S. Wolcott of New York City.

1847 – Robert W. Thomson of Adelphi, Middlesex, England was issued the first U.S. patent for RubberBalmukund tyres.

1879 – The first U.S. patent for an automobile was filed by George Baldwin Selden of Rochester, N.Y. It was issued almost two decades later, on 5 Nov 1898 for a unique combination of an internal combustion engine and a road vehicle.

1886 – Coca-Cola, the soft drink, was first sold to the public at the soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. “Coca-Cola” letters as the famous logo.

1915 – Bhai Balmukund  (32) alongwith Master Amir Chand, Awadh Behari and Basant Kumar Vishwas, the 3 other Krantikari youth given verdict by a British judge. They were accused of throwing a crude bomb on Viceroy Lord Hardings on 23rd Dec. 1912 in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. (pic credit-.Wikipedia)

1933 – Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast of self-purification and launched a one-year campaign to help the Harijan movement (pic credit-AD).

1945 – Following Germany’s unconditional surrender, World War II in Europe officially Gandhi2ended at midnight.

1954 – Indian Government decided to integrate Chandranagar in West Bengal which was under the rule of the French.

1959 – India declares: ‘Dalai Lama will not be allowed to campaign for Tibetan independence in India. India wants to maintain friendly relations with Communist China.’

1962 – The era of the trolleybus in London ended.

1996 – The governing Congress party is routed in Indian elections that have left no party with a clear mandate to govern.

1997 – India decides to import currency notes for the first time.

2011 – A near riot breaks out at the Beijing Apple Store as the Apple iPad2 goes on sale in the People’s Gen ThaparRepublic of China.

2014 – Researchers have developed synthetic nucleobases, the molecules that form the backbone of DNA; organisms successfully replicated the synthetic bases, implying that creation of new life forms with these additional bases may be possible in the future.

2014 – World’s oldest astrolabe (mariner’s navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portuguese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman.

2018 – President Trump pulls the US out of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.Gui khury

2020 – 11-year old Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury creates world record by performing 1st 1080 degree turn on a vertical ramp.

2021 – Indian Medical Association calls for a national lockdown, criticizing President Modi’s government’s response as recorded COVID-19 deaths pass 4,000 a day.


1906 – General PN Thapar, Former Army Chief.

1916 – Chinmayananda Saraswati, spiritual leader and educator. He wrote 95 books on Upnishdas, Bhagvat Gita and Vedas.

1965 – Shiny Abraham, athlete. (She has been a National Champion in 800 metres fChinmaynandaor 14 years. She collected a total of 18 gold and two silver medals from the seven South Asian Federation Meets she has competed). She has represented India in 75 sports events. (pic Credit-SportsKeeda)

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

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