News around you

Today’s Motto: ‘Life expands or shrinks in proportion to one’s courage’

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,  Jun 13……..

1842 – Queen Victoria took her first train journey, lasting 25 minutes. She was returning, by rail in secret, from Windsor Castle. The Queen became a regular user of the rail network, for speed and convenience and because it gave her ample opportunity to show herself and her family to her subjects (pic credit-BBC).

1844 -A door lock was patented by Linus Yale.

1877 – Louis Pasteur began his quest to develop an anthrax vaccine by visiting the slaughterhouses of Chartres to take blood samples from corpses of farm animals that had died of anthrax.

1893 – Black American inventor T.W. Stewart was granted a patent for a mop.

1925 – The first telecast in the U.S. of objects in motion was invented by Charles Jenkins. He called it “visions by radio.” The first mechanical TV system broadcast used 48 scanning lines and showed a model of Dutch windmill with its blades turning.

1983 – Space probe vehicle Pioneer 10 crossed the orbit of Neptune and became the first man-made object to leave our Solar System (Pic credit -NASA).

1997 – At least 60 persons were feared killed and several injured in a fire in Uphaar Grand cinema in South Delhi (pic credit-OneIndia).

1999 – The Indian army securnes the strategic Tololing peak in the Dras sector.

2014 – A water-embedded rock layer is found deep inside the earth; the layer stores three times the water found in all the earth’s oceans, suggesting that oceans developed through seepage of this water and not from striking comets as previously believed.

2018 – Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate – 200 billion tonnes a year, 3 trillion tonnes in 25 years, in report published in “Nature” journal.

2021 – Israel’s Knesset votes in a new coalition government with Naftali Bennett as Prime Minister, ousting Benjamin Netanyahu after a record 12 years.

2022 – MIT researchers propose creating raft of “space bubbles” floating above the earth to reflect the sun’s rays and help fight climate change.


1879 – Ganesh Damodar (Babarao) Savarkar, was an Indian freedom fighter, nationalist, and founder of the Abhinav Bharat Society .

1964 – Debashree Roy, popular Bengali actor, dancer, choreographer, animal rights activist who worked in  Aakrosh, Beataap, Dekha,  Anutaap etc.  Won National Film award, Bengal Film Journalists’ Assn.,  Banga Bibhushan (pic credit-Reddit).


1940 – Revolutionary leader Udham Singh was hanged for charges of assassinating Micheal Dwyer, who was the Commissioner of Punjab at the time of Jalianwala Bagh massacre.

1943 – Netaji Subhashchandra Bose started his journey from Germany to Tokyo by a submarine.

You may have known….

A Hindu temple near Atlanta Georgia is the largest outside of India and was constructed from more than 34,000 pieces of limestone, marble and sand stone .


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

Comments are closed.