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Today’s Motto: ‘Gratification comes in the doing, not the results’

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 10……….

1773 – The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.

1857 – In India, the first war of Independence begins. Sepoys mutiny against their comSepoy Mutinymanding officers at Meerut.

1876 – The first use of an electric turnstile in the U.S.

1929 – The first submarine “lung” was tested.

1935 – Heart-lung machine. American surgDr John Heysham Gibboneon John Gibbon successfully maintained the cardiac and respiratory function of a cat using his invention, a rotating blood-film oxygenator in the first heart-lung machine.

1975 – The first home videocassette recorder, the Betamax, began sales in Japan. The format made by Sony used one-hour tapes, but a competing system was introduced by JVC in the next year called VHS (Video Home System) capable of two-hour recording. Both companies shortly introduced models with twice those playing times. Gradually VCRs lost out to DVDs.

1981 – The first day and night cricket match of India was played at the flood-lit ground of the Wilson College Gymkhana (Bombay).

1994 – Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa’s 1st black president.

2000 – India’s population reaches 1 billion, baby girl Aastha born at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital chosen as symbolic billionth.

Pankaj Malick2014 – Brazilian police distribute pamphlets to World Cup visitors with instructions on how to behave in the event of a robbery; the advice was meant to protect victims from injury or death during crime.

2016 – Indian fertility clinic announces that a 70 year old woman has successfully gave birth to a baby boy.

2018 – China announces plans for the world’s largest weather-control mechanism, rain-inducing machines for the Tibetan Plateau.

2021 – World Health Organization classifies the Indian COVID-19 variant B.1.617 as a variant of global concern.

2023 – Heaviest fighting in months between Israel and Palestinian militants as both sides launch air attacks, leaving over 20 dead in Gaza.

Born….Nayantara Sehgal

1905 – Pankaj Malik, Bengali and Bollywood music director, writer. He figured in Mahalaya, Mukti, Meri Behn, Nartaki and Dharti Mata etc. He wasa awarded by Padamshri (1970) and Dada Saheb Phalke award in 1972.

1927 – Nayantara Sahgal, independent writer and popular author. Daughter of Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.Wrote  The Freedom Movement ‘Prison and Chocolate Cake, Indira Gandhi- HerRoad to Power etc. She received Sinclair award of Britain, Sahitya Akademy  and Eurasia Award. (pic credit-The Hindustan Times)


2002 – Kaifi Azmi, poet and Urdu song/ghazal  writer. He wrote songs for Aakhri Raat, Dopahar, Saanp, Ek Bosa etc.

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Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months two rats could have more than a million relatives.Raj Kadyan

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

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