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On this day,  Jun.19……….

240 BC – Eratosthenes, a Greek astronomer and mathematician, estimated the circumference of the earth. As the director of the great library of Alexandria, he read in a papyrus book that in Syene, approaching noon on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, shadows of temple columns grew shorter. At noon, they were gone. The sun was directly overhead. However, a stick in Alexandria, far to the north, could cast a pronounced shadow. Thus, he realised that the surface of the Earth could not be flat. It must be curved. Not only that but the greater the curvature, the greater the difference in the shadow lengths. Ezra T. GillilandBy measurement on the ground and application of geometry, he calculated the circumference of the earth.

1269 – King Louis IX of France  decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame.

1841 – An underwater torpedo operated by the electric current was described by its inventor, Samuel Colt in a letter to U.S. President John Tyler. The invention was a combination of Robert Fulton’s stationary torpedo and Prof. Robert Hare’s galvanic current. Colt proved his mines could sink ships with a demonstration on 4 Jul 1842 sinking the gunboat Boxer in New York Harbour. By 13 Apr 1843, He was called upon to demonstrate to the President and his Cabinet, and Colt blew up a schooner on the Potomac River by an electric main from a distance of five miles.

1888 – Thomas A. Edison, with co-inventor Ezra T. Gilliland was granted a patent for “Railway Signaling”.

1900 – Michael Pupin was granted a U.S. patent for long-distance telephony.

1931 – Installation was completed on the first commercial doors operated by a photoelectric cell.

Balasaheb Thackeray1949 – People of Chandernagar, the French Indian Settlement, decided to merge with the Indian Union.

1966 – Shiv Sena was established. Founded by Balasaheb Thackeray (also known as Bal Thackeray) in Mumbai. Balasaheb Thackeray, initially a cartoonist with an English daily, was immensely inspired by his father Keshav Sitaram Thackeray who was a prominent figure in the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement. This movement, which was at its peak during the 1950’s, demanded the creation of a separate linguistic state of Maharashtra, with Bombay as its capital.


1978 – Garfield, created by Jim Davis, 1st appears as a comic strip.

1979 – Morarji Desai, 5th Prome Minister  of India,  resigns as PM after split in Janata Party.

1981 – India’s APPLE satellite, 1st to be stabilised on 3 axes, launched.

1999 – The ”people’s bus” from Calcutta rolls into Dhaka and is formally received

Guru Har Gobind

by the Prime Minister and his Bangladesh counterpart.

2017 – Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane.
2023- Heatwave with temperatures between 42C and 47C in Uttar Pradesh,Mukesh Khanna 1 with a controversy erupting after official suggests dozens have died because of it.

1595 – Guru Har Govind, the sixth Guru of Sikhs.

1945 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize).Aung San Suu Kyi

1947 – Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist (pic Credit-Manchester Evening News).

1958 – Mukesh Khanna, legendary actor, whoMarlyn Monwow played Bhisham Pitamah role in Mahabharat epic by BR Chopra. He’s also known for Shaktiman role.

1970 – Rahul Gandhi, Congress polician, son of Rajiv -Sonia Gandhi


1942 – Actress Marilyn Monroe (16) marries first husband James Dougherty (21), a policeman.(She married thrice).

1981 – Heaviest  known orange (2.5 kg) exhibited, Nelspruit, South Africa.Rahul Priyanka

You may have known….        Raj Kadyan

The longest blue whale that ever lived weighed up to 200 tons – more than twice what scientists estimate dinosaurs weighed.

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

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