Monday, March 13, 2017

15 March History and Importance of The Day


World Disabled Day

World Consumer Rights Day

Hungary National day



44 B.C. - Julius Caesar was assassinated in the Senate chamber in Rome by Brutus and fellow conspirators.

1744 French King Louis XV declared war on Britain

1877 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket, Australia v England at MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/62396.html

1892 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)

1906 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd

1985 The first Internet domain name, symbolics.com is registered

2016 Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence wins Go challenge against Lee Se-dol 4-1

Birthday

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) the 7th U.S. President.  Jackson gained fame as a hero during the War of 1812. He helped in the formation of the new Democratic Party and became the first man from an impoverished background to be elected President, serving from 1829 to 1837.





March 16 - March History and Importance of The Day


15 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Updated 15 March 2017, 15 March 2013

Thursday, November 24, 2016

27 November - History and Importance of the Day


1095 - Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade
1295 English King Edward I calls meeting of people representatives.
1839 - American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
1895 - Alfred Nobel's will establishes Nobel Prizes
1910 - NY's Penn Station opens as world's largest railway terminal
1951 - 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM
1962 - 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place
1966 - Uruguay adopts constitution
2014 - Phillip Hughes, Australian Cricket Player, died today due to the hit he suffered on his head by a cricket in a sheffield Shield match.
            https://in.news.yahoo.com/cricket-world-quick-respond-death-hughes-083241419.html

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Birthdays

1701 - Anders Celsius, Sweden, (proposed the Celsius temperature scale)
1746 - Birthday  of Robert R. Livingston, jurist, statesman, USA.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov27.html
1940 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], karate star/actor (Enter The Dragon), born in San Francisco, California





History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

Updated 27 November 2016, 20 November 2015

26 November - History and Importance of the Day

World Anti-Obesity Day


43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony was formed.


1789 - 1st national Thanksgiving



1867 - Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

1924 - Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
1942 Film Casablanca released in USA - Allied Expeditionary forces secured firm hold in North Africa in November 1942.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov26.html
1948 - 1st polaroid camera sold for $89.75 in Boston at the Jordan Marsh department store.
1949 - Free India adopted the new constitution
1983 - Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million
2008 - Mumbai was attacked by terrorists. Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists killed 164 and injured more than 250 people in Mumbai, India




Birthday

1876 - Willis Carrier, American engineer, developed modern air conditioning.
1898 - Karl Ziegler, German Empire, Chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)







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Terrorist Attack on Mumbai


26/11/2008
Mumbai was attacked by terrorists
Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India: Ten coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists killed 164 and injured more than 250 people in Mumbai, India


News coverage on 26/11/2011
Recall 60 hours of terror
http://news.in.msn.com/gallery/photoviewer.aspx?cp-documentid=3426002

Silent prayers of Bollywood
http://news.in.msn.com/gallery/photoviewer.aspx?cp-documentid=5625984


27 November - History and Importance of the Day

25 November - History and Importance of the Day

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year


26 November - History of Discoveries and Inventions

26 November - History of India


Updated  27 November 2016, 26 November 2015

Friday, August 19, 2016

23 August - History and Importance of the Day


International Day - Abolition of slave trade


1991 - New users were allowed to register on WWW. On August 6, 1991, Berners-Lee posted a short summary of the World Wide Web project on the alt.hypertext newsgroup, inviting collaborators. This date also marked the debut of the Web as a publicly available service on the Internet, although new users could only access it after August 23.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_World_Wide_Web


1999 - Blogger was started by Pyra Labs
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Updated 23 August 2016,  10 May 2014

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

21 August - History and Importance of the Day




World Entrepreneurs’ Day

1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation admitting Hawaii to the Union as the 50th state.

1983 - Filipino opposition leader Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., was assassinated at the Manila airport while leaving his plane. Public outcry over the killing ultimately led to the collapse of the government of Ferdinand E. Marcos and the inauguration of Corazon C. Aquino, as president.
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updated 21 August 2016, 2 July 2012

Sunday, May 8, 2016

8 May - History and Importance of The Day


World Redcross Day

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation - II World War

Mother's Day (2016)  Second Sunday May



 1942 - During World War II in the Pacific, the Battle of the Coral Sea began in which Japan would suffer its first defeat of the war.

May 8, 1945 - A second German surrender ceremony was held in Berlin. This time, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signed the surrender document which declared, as did the first, that hostilities would end as of 12:01 a.m. on May 9th.

Birthdays

International Red Cross founder and Nobel Prize winner Henri Dunant (1828-1910). He was also a founder of the YMCA and organized the Geneva Conventions of 1863 and 1864.

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) the 33rd U.S. President. He became president upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Truman then authorized the dropping of the bombs on Japan..


8 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, May 1, 2016

1 May - History and Importance of The Day



May Day

Observed as May Day, a holiday and spring festival since ancient times, also observed in socialist countries as a workers' holiday or Labor Day.




1707 - Great Britain was formed from a union between England and Scotland. The union included Wales which had already been part of England since the 1500's. The United Kingdom today consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/acts_of_union_01.shtml

2004 - Eight former Communist nations and two Mediterranean countries joined the European Union (EU) marking its largest-ever expansion. The new members included Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, along with the island of Malta and the Greek portion of the island of Cyprus. They joined 15 countries already in the EU, representing in all 450 million persons.

Birthday - African American Olympic athlete Archie Williams (1915-1993). Williams won a gold medal in the 400-meter race.

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