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Today’s Motto: ‘Mindset is what separates the best from the rest’

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 16……..

1866 – Root beer was invented by Charles Elmer Hires. Also known as Root Beer King (pic credit-Facebook).Root beer

1919 – Albert Cushing Read takes off on the first transatlantic flight in history.

1931 – London’s first trolleybus service was started.

1943 – During WW II, “bouncing bombs” invented by Dr Barnes Wallis were dropped on the Mohne and Eder dams in the Ruhr Valley. Wallis had realised that breaching the dams would destroy vital enemy war factories and hydroelectricity to the industrial Ruhr area. He designed an innovative bomb that could be delivered against the side of the dam. Both were demanding tasks. Carefully planned bomber flights delivered very large, cylindrical bombs rotating backward at high speed that would, when dropped at the right height and place, skip along the surface of Jack Mullinthe water, right up to the base of the dam. Wallis based his idea on the simple pastime of skipping stones on a pond

1946 – The world’s first magnetic tape recorder was demonstrated for the first time by Jack Mullin (pic credit-History of Recording).

1975 – India annexes Principality of Sikkim and it becomes 22nd State of the country.

1975 – Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to conquer Mount Everest.


1996 – Atal Krishna Behari Vajpayee, leader of Bharatiya Janta Party, becomes the 10th Prime Minister for 13 days; from May 16, 1996 to May 28, 1996 [technically till 01-06-1996].

1998 – India rejects China’s charges on N-tests.

1999 – Senior Congress leaders oppose Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister.

2010 – Japan conducts the first wedding in which the couple was married by a robot. The couple had a connection to the robotics industry and wished for the robot, the I-Fairy, to officiate their wedding in Tokyo.

2014 – The Bharatiya Janata Party wins India’s general election, defeating the Indian National Congress; the results appear to signal a desire for greater economic progress.

2017 – 10-year-old girl granted special 20-week abortion request in Rohtak, Haryana in a landmark case.

2019 – New DNA research showing bedbugs are older than humans – 115 million years old and outlived dinosaurs, published in “Current Biology”.

2022 – Sweden formally announces it will seek to join NATO afteNatwar Singhr 200 years of neutrality, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


1931 – Natwar Singh, scion of Bharatpur princely state, veteran politician, External Affairs Minister in PV Narasimha Rao govrnment. He also wrote books viz., The Magnificent Maharaja, One Life is Not Enough, Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns, Walking with Lions, EM Foster, etc.,


1994 – Phani Mujumdar, legendary  film producer and  director. Produced/directed many popular films like Street Singer, Oonche Log, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Tamasha, Kanydan, Aarti, Akadhdeep, Dhobi Doctor, Badlte Rishte etc.Phani

2014 – Russy Mody (Rustamji Homusji Mody), chairman and managing director of Tata Steel and a leading member of the Tata Group (pic

You may have known….

Author Stephen King, also called the King of Horror,  has Triskaidekaphobia, or a serious Stephen kingfear of number 15. Wrote novel series on fiction, mystery and fantasy like It, The Shining, Holly, Pet Semetary, The Sand, Carrie etc.

Raj Kadyan


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

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