Saturday, November 9, 2013

7 October History and Importance of the Day




1913 - Model T assembly line started.
            http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/this-day-in-automotive-history-model-t-assembly-line-starts-for-first-time-october-7-1913/


1949 - The German Democratic Republic came into existence in East Germany. Dominated by Soviet Russia, it lasted until German reunification in 1990.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

8 November History and Importance of The Day


World Urbanism Day

392 - Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Theodosius_the_Great_(emperor)


1923 - Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)

1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president


1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

Cricket History November 8

Thursday, September 5, 2013

5 September - History and Importance of the Day


International Day of Charity

Teacher's Day in India





1566 Suleiman the Magnificent died.
1638 King Louis XIV born.
1997 Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at age 87. She was a missionary who did exemplary work in India. UN declared the day as International Day of Charity.





Birthdays

1826 John Wisden - English Cricketer - He is now best known for launching the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1864 after he retired from first-class cricket.
(2013 John Wisden's 187th birthday )
Google honored Wisden with a doodle on 5 September 2013
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Saturday, August 31, 2013

1 September - History and Importance of the Day



1715 - King Louis XIV of France died after a reign of 72 years—the longest of any major European monarch.

1875 Tarzan of the Apes creator Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was born in Chicago.

1906 - The International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) was established.

1939  German army invaded Poland. 

1969 Military officers overthrew the Libyan government. The Libyan Arab Republic was then proclaimed under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

2 September - History and Importance of the Day




31 BC Battle of Actium.

1870 Napoleon III surrendered to the Prussians during the Battle of Sedan, resulting in the fall of the Second French Empire.

1945 Japan formally surrendered after Second World War. End of World War II

1945 Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Monday, August 19, 2013

19 August - History and Importance of the Day


World Humanitarian Day

World Photography Day
           http://www.worldphotoday.org/about


1934 - In Germany, a plebiscite was held in which 89.9 percent of German voters approved granting Chancellor Adolf Hitler additional powers, including the office of president.

August 19, 1991 - Soviet hard-line Communists staged a coup, temporarily removing Mikhail Gorbachev from power. The coup failed within 72 hours as democratic reformer Boris Yeltsin rallied the Russian people.

Birthdays

Aviation pioneer Orville Wright (1871-1948)

 Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President

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Friday, August 16, 2013

16 August - History and Importance of the Day



1988 - IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence


2010
China's GDP for second quarter of the year (April-June 2010) is $1.337 trillion and Japan's GDP is $1.288 trillion. Japan's cabinet office announced. China's GDP was also higher than Japan in the fourth quarter of 2009. But in the first quarter of 2010 Japan's was higher. So China takes the number 2 position in the world after USA. It is predicted that China's GDP will cross USA's GDP in 2027.

Birthday - Israeli leader Menachem Begin (1913-1992)

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Friday, August 9, 2013

9 August - History and Importance of the Day



International Day of the Worlds Indigenous People

National Day -  Singapore


48 BC – Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus – Julius Caesar decisively defeated Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey fled to Egypt.

1329 – Quilon, the first Indian Christian Diocese, was erected by Pope John XXII; the French-born Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop.

1945 Atom bomb on Nagasaki - http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/9/newsid_3580000/3580143.stm

1965 – Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and becames the first and only country to date to gain independence unwillingly.

1974 – As a direct result of the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon becames the first President of the United States to resign from office.





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1938 – Rod Laver, Australian tennis player

Thursday, August 8, 2013

8 August - History and Importance of the Day


Universal and International Infinity Day

1945 - Soviet Russia declared war on Japan and sent troops into Japanese-held Manchuria
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Birthdays

1981 Roger Federer (Tennis - Many Grand Slam tournaments winner)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

6 August - History and Importance of the Day


1661 Holland sold Brazil to Portugal
1824 - Battle at Junan
1945 Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima
1962 Jamaica became independent
2012 - Curiosity, A rover landed on Mars

Landing of Curiosity - Watch the Video
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London 2012 Olympics Day 11

http://nraombakc.blogspot.com/2012/07/6-august-knowledge-history-science.html

http://www.historyorb.com/events/august/6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_6



Friday, August 2, 2013

2 August - History and Importance of the Day



1923 - President Warren G. Harding died suddenly in a hotel in San Francisco while on a Western speaking tour.  He was succeeded the next day by Calvin Coolidge.

August 2, 1939 - Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt concerning the possibility of atomic weapons. "A single bomb of this type carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory."

 1990 - The Iraqi army invaded Kuwait amid claims that Kuwait threatened Iraq's economic existence by overproducing oil and driving prices down on the world market.

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London 2012 Olympics Day 2

http://nraombakc.blogspot.com/2012/07/2-august-knowledge-history-science.html

http://www.historyorb.com/events/august/2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2

History of India 2 August

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

29 July - History and Importance of the Day



1899 - The First Hague Convention is signed.

1937 - Japanese troops occupied Peking & Tientsin

2006 - Highest partnership for any wicket in Cricket - Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara against South Africa - 624
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/149952.html

Birthday - Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) was born in Dovia, Italy. He ruled Italy from 1922-1943, first as prime minister and then as "Il Duce," the absolute dictator.



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Birthdays


Henri Fayol


London 2012 Olympics Day 3

http://www.historyorb.com/events/july/29

Knowledge History - 29 July
http://nraombakc.blogspot.in/2012/06/29-july-knowledge-history-science.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_29

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

18 July - History and Importance of the Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

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Nelson Mandela International Day
http://nraonid.blogspot.com/2012/07/nelson-mandela-international-day-18.html


1918 Birthday of Nelson Mandela

1936 - Spanish Civil War begins, Gen Francisco Franco led uprising

1947 - President Harry Truman signed an Executive Order determining the line of succession if the president becomes incapacitated or dies in office. Following the vice president, the speaker of the house and president of the Senate are next in succession. This became the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified on February 10, 1967.


1976, at the Montreal Olympics, Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci received the first-ever perfect score of 10 with her routine on uneven parallel bars. (Comaneci would go on to receive six more 10s at Montreal.)

18 July Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, May 31, 2013

31 May - History and Importance of The Day



World No Tobacco Day


1279 BC – Rameses II became pharaoh of  Egypt.
455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.

1223 – Mongol invasion of the Cumans


1564 - Battle on Gotland: Lubeck & Denmark beat Sweden
1659 - Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
1727 - France, England & Netherlands sign accord of Paris

1790 – The United States enacted its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790.
1795 – French Revolution: the Revolutionary Tribunal is suppressed.

1900 - US troops arrived in Beijing to help put down Boxer Rebellion



31 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, May 24, 2013

24 May - History and Importance of The Day



World Schizophrenia Day

Eritrea National Day



1086 - Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
1738 - Methodist Church forms
1738 - John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement; the day is celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day.
1815 - George Evans discovers Lachlan River, Australia
1822 - Battle of Pichincha  - Ecuador liberation important battle
           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pichincha
           http://www.ecuador.com/blog/the-battle-of-pichincha-a-war-of-independence
1844 - Telegraph inventor Samuel Morse sent the first official telegraph message, "What hath God wrought?" from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to Baltimore.
1854 - Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

1954 - IBM announces vacuum tube "electronic" brain that could perform 10 million operations an hour
1991 - Eritrean People's Liberation Front forces moved into the capitol Asmara, re-instating independence, following a severe 30 years battle against Ethiopian army regime.(Eritrea National Day)

2002 - Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.




24 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Thursday, May 23, 2013

23 May - History and Importance of The Day


World Turtle Day



1568 - The Netherlands declare their independence from Spain.
1706 - Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed
1926 - Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
2008 - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.



23 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

22 May - History and Importance of The Day

International Day of Biological Diversity

Yemen National Day




334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeated Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
1570 - 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published
1761 - 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Philadelphia
1849 - Abraham Lincoln patented a buoying device
1892 - Dr Washington Sheffield invented toothpaste tube
1900 - Associated Press organized in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
1906 - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
1942 - Mexico declared war on nazi-Germany & Japan
1947 - 1st US ballistic missile fired
1990 - Yemeni unification took place (Yemen National Day)
1992 - India launched its Agni rocket




Birthday
Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

 Laurence Olivier (1907-1989).  Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th Century, he was honored with nine Academy Award nominations, three Oscars, five Emmy awards, and a host of other awards.


22 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Monday, May 20, 2013

20 May - History and Importance of The Day


History events video
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325 A.D. - The Council of Nicaea, the first ecumenical council of Catholic Church was called by Constantine I, first Christian Emperor of the Roman Empire. With nearly 300 bishops in attendance at Nicaea in Asia Minor, the council condemned Arianism which denied Christ's divinity, formulated the Nicene Creed and fixed the date of Easter.
1293 - Earthquake at  Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1498 - Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrived at Calicut, India
1830 - 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
1835 - Otto was named the first modern king of Greece.
1891 - History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.
1927 - Saudi Arabia became independent of Great Britain (Treaty of Jedda)
1927 - Charles Lindbergh, a 25-year-old aviator, took off at 7:52 a.m. from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, in the Spirit of St. Louis  for the first solo nonstop flight between New York City and Paris. Thirty-three hours later, after a 3,600 mile journey, he landed at Le Bourget, Paris,
1932 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. She departed Newfoundland, Canada, at 7 p.m. and landed near Londonderry, Ireland, completing a 2,026-mile flight in about 13 hours.
1944 - US Communist Party dissolved

1972 - Cameroon adopted its constitution
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Cameroon

2002 - The independence of East Timor was recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).



20 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, May 19, 2013

19 May - History and Importance of The Day



World Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Day
http://www.worldibdday.org/index.html



Birthday
Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was born in the central Vietnamese village of Kim Lien (as Nguyen That Thanh). In 1930, he organized the Indo-Chinese Communist party and later adopted the name Ho Chi Minh, meaning "he who enlightens."


History events video
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715 - St Gregory II began his reign as Catholic Pope
1571 - Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
1848 - Mexico gaves Texas to US, ending the war
1885 - German chancellor Bismarck took possession of Cameroon & Togoland
1891 - Rice Institute, which later became Rice University, was chartered



19 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, April 26, 2013

26 April History and Importance of the Day



World Intellectual Property Day

Tanzania National day


1986 - At the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine, an explosion caused a meltdown of the nuclear fuel and spread a radioactive cloud into the atmosphere, eventually covering most of Europe.

1994 - Multiracial elections were held for the first time in the history of South Africa. With approximately 18 million blacks voting, Nelson Mandela was elected president and F.W. de Klerk vice president.

Birthday
Nazi Rudolf Hess (1894-1987) was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was Deputy F├╝hrer of Nazi Germany and a member of Hitler's inner circle.



History Events Video
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26 April Knowledge History - Science,  Engineering and Management

27 April History and Importance of The Day

25 April History and Importance of The Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

4 November History and Importance of The Day


Anniversary of coming into force of the International  Convention constituting the UNESCO


1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Illinois

1948 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

1994 - San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.
http://www.kenmccarthy.com/archive/ig1.html
http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol1/issue3/hoffman.html

2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27531033/ns/politics-decision_08/t/barack-obama-elected-th-president/#.UJToBW_Mgro
http://edition.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17 April History and Importance of the Day


World Haemophilia Day
http://www.wfh.org/en/news--events/events/world-hemophilia-day-2013-en

Syria National day


1989 - The Polish labor union Solidarity was granted legal status after nearly a decade of struggle, paving the way for the downfall of the Polish Communist Party.

Birthday
American financier John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan (1837-1913)


History Events Video
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17 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

18 April History and Importance of The Day

16 April History and Importance of The Day

Monday, April 15, 2013

15 April History and Importance of The Day



1738 Bottle opener invented.

1755 - Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language published in London.

1912 - Titanic sank at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland. 2,224 persons were on  board. Over 1,500 persons drowned while 700 were rescued by the liner Carpathia which arrived about two hours after Titanic went down.

1923 - 1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (New York City)

1952 - Franklin National Bank issued 1st bank credit card

1955 - Ray Kroc started  McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)

History Events Video
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15 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History


16 April History and Importance of The Day

14 April History and Importance of The Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10 April History and Importance of The Day



1710 - The first law regulating copyright is issued in Great Britain.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_Anne

1790 - US Patent system was formed.

1849 - Safety pin patented by Walter Hunt (NYC); sold rights for $400

1866 - American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was formed.

1872 - 1st National black convention met in New Orleans, USA

1930 - Synthetic rubber 1st produced

1945 - The Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald was liberated by U.S. troops. Located near Weimar in Germany,

1946 - 1st election for Japanese Diet

1955 - Dr Jonas Salk successfully tests Polio vaccine

Birthday
Publisher Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911). He also endowed the journalism school at Columbia University and established a fund for the Pulitzer Prizes, awarded annually for excellence in journalism.


History Events Video
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10 April Asia History

10 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History


11 April History and Importance of The Day

9 April History and Importance of The Day

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

9 April History and Importance of The Day




1865 - General Robert E Lee and 26,765 troops, surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant


1866 - Civil Rights Bill passed. Pres Andrew Johnson's veto

1872 - Samuel R Percy patented dried milk

1914 - 1st full color film was shown "World, Flesh & Devil" (London)

1959 - NASA named 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury

1963 - Winston Churchill became 1st honorary US citizen

1967 - 1st Boeing 737 rolled out

1969 - 1st flight of Concorde 002 (Filton-Bristol)

2003 - Baghdad fell to U.S. forces.

2012 - The Lion King became the highest grossing Broadway show overtaking The Phantom of the Opera



History Events Video
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9 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History



10 April History and Importance of The Day

8 April History and Importance of The Day

Monday, April 8, 2013

8 April History and Importance of The Day


563 BC -  Among Buddhists, celebrated as the birthday of Buddha (563-483 B.C.).

217 Roman Emperor Caracalla was assassinated

1913 Opening of China's First Parliament

1913 - The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified requiring direct popular election of U.S. senators. Previously, they had been chosen by state legislatures.

2013 Death of Margaret Thatcher - First Woman Prime Minister of UK

History Events Video

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This day in History -  Africa

8 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History



9 April History and Importance of The Day

Sunday, April 7, 2013

7 April History and Importance of The Day


World Health Day
2013 theme - Blood Pressure

History Events Video
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7 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History


8 April History and Importance of The Day

Thursday, April 4, 2013

4 April History and Importance of The Day



International Day of Mine Awareness

Senegal National day


1887 - The first woman mayor was elected in the U.S. as Susanna M. Salter became mayor of Argonia, Kansas.

April 4, 1949 - Twelve nations signed the treaty creating NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

April 4, 1968 - Civil Rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed by a sniper in Memphis, Tennessee.


History Events Video
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4 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

4 English Films History

4 Hindi Films History

4 Telugu Films History


5 April  History and Importance of The Day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

3 April History and Importance of The Day

Guinea National day



1860 - In the American West, the Pony Express service began as the first rider departed St. Joseph, Missouri. For $5 an ounce, letters were delivered 2,000 miles to California within ten days. The Pony Express rider rode from 75 to 100 miles before handing the letters off to the next rider. A total of 190 way stations were located about 15 miles apart. The service lasted less than two years, ending upon the completion of the overland telegraph.

April 3, 1865 - The Confederate capital of Richmond surrendered to Union forces after the withdrawal of General Robert E. Lee's troops.

April 3, 1944 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 that African Americans can not be barred from voting in the Texas Democratic primaries. The Court stated that discrimination against blacks violates the 15th Amendment and that political parties are not private associations.

April 3, 1948 - President Harry S. Truman signed the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan. The program was first proposed by Secretary of State George C. Marshall during a historic speech at Harvard University on June 5, 1947.

April 3, 1995 - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman to preside over the Court, sitting in for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist who was out of town.

Birthday
American writer Washington Irving (1783-1859).  His works include; Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and historical biographies such as the Life of Washington.



History Events Video
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3 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2 April History and Importance of The Day



World Autism Awareness Day
2.4.2013 Autism Awareness trending Google+
https://plus.google.com/s/%23AutismAwareness/posts
About Autism http://intermountainhealthcare.org/blogs/Pages/Autism-Awareness-Day.aspx


1513 - Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon sighted Florida and claimed it for the Spanish Crown after landing at the site of present day St. Augustine, now the oldest city in the continental U.S.

April 2, 1792 - Congress established the first U.S. Mint at Philadelphia.

1865 - General Robert E. Lee informed Confederate President Jefferson Davis that he must evacuate the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. Davis and his cabinet then left the place  by train.

April 2, 1982 - The beginning of the Falkland Islands War as troops from Argentina invaded and occupied the British colony located near the tip of South America.



History Events Video

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2 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

History of Films

2 April - English

2 April - Hindi

2 April - Telugu



3 April History and Importance of the Day

Sunday, March 31, 2013

31 March History and Importance of The Day



1774 Start of American Independence War against Britain

1889 Eiffel Tower opened
         http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-history/March-31.html
1933 - The Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC, was founded. Unemployed men and youths were organized into quasi-military formations and worked outdoors in national parks and forests.

1991 - The Soviet Republic of Georgia, birthplace of Josef Stalin, voted to declare its independence from Soviet Russia. Following the vote in Georgia, Russian troops were dispatched from Moscow under a state of emergency.

Birthday
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was born in Austria. Considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet, his works include 107 symphonies, 50 divertimenti, 84 string quartets, 58 piano sonatas, and 13 masses. Mozart was his friend and Beethoven was a pupil.

Boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878-1946).  He was the first African American to win the heavyweight boxing title.

History Events Video

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31 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Saturday, March 30, 2013

30 March History and Importance of The Day



1858 - Pencil with attached eraser was  patented by Hyman L Lipman
1867 - US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre)
1953 - Einstein announced revised unified field theory
1972 - North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
1981 - Newly elected President Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest while walking toward his limousine in Washington, D.C., following a speech inside a hotel. The president was then rushed into surgery to remove a 22-caliber bullet from his left lung. The president soon recovered from the surgery and returned to his duties.

Birthday

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). He was a Postimpressionist painter, generally considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt. During his short (10-year) painting career he produced over 800 oil paintings and 700 drawings, but sold only one during his lifetime. In 1987, the sale of his painting Irises brought $53.9 million, the highest price ever paid for a work of art up to that time.


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30 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, March 29, 2013

29 March History and Importance of The Day







Birthday
John Tyler (1790-1862) the 10th U.S. President. He became president upon the death of William H. Harrison and served from 1841 to 1845.



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Thursday, March 28, 2013

28 March History and Importance of The Day




1979 - Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurred. Uranium in the reactor core overheated due to the failure of a cooling valve. A pressure relief valve then stuck causing the water level to plummet. The accident resulted in the release of radioactive steam into the atmosphere. It created a debate  over the necessity and safety of nuclear power plants.


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28 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

27 March History and Importance of The Day


Viagra Day
1998 FDA approved use of Viagra


1977 - The worst accident in the history of civil aviation occurred as two Boeing 747 jets collided on the ground in the Canary Islands, resulting in 570 deaths.


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27 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

26 March History and Importance of The Day



Bangladesh National day



1979 - The Camp David Accord ended 30 years of warfare between Israel and Egypt. Prime Minster Menachem Begin of Israel and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed the treaty of mutual recognition and peace, fostered by U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Birthday
American playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983).  His works featured Southern settings and include; The Glass Menagerie, Night of the Iguana, and two Pulitzer Prize winning plays, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof .

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26 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Monday, March 25, 2013

25 March History and Importance of The Day



International Day of Victims of Slavery

Greece National day


1807 - The British Parliament abolished the slave trade following a long campaign against it by Quakers and others.


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25 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, March 24, 2013

24 March History and Importance of The Day


World Tuberculosis Day
http://www.worldtbday.org/
http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/events/worldtbday/default.htm



1934 - The Philippine Islands in the South Pacific were granted independence by President Franklin D. Roosevelt after nearly 50 years of American control.

1989 - One of the largest oil spills in U.S. history occurred as the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound off Alaska, resulting in 11 million gallons of oil leaking into the natural habitat over a stretch of 45 miles.

Birthday
Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was born in Hungary. He came to the U.S. with his family as an infant. He began as a Coney Island magician and became a world famous escape artist, known for escaping from chains, handcuffs, straightjackets, locked boxes and milk cans filled with water.



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24 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


History of Films

24 March English Films History

24 March Telugu Films History

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

19 March History and Importance of The Day



1953 - First time Oscar awards function was shown was telecast on NBC
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-academy-awards-telecast-on-nbc

2003 - USA launched attack on Iraq
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-in-iraq-begins



Birthdays

William Bradford (1589-1657), England. He sailed aboard the Mayflower during its 66-day voyage from Plymouth, England to Massachusetts in 1620. The small ship carried over 100 passengers and a crew of 30. It  on Cape Cod. The Mayflower Compact was drawn up there as a form of government. Bradford became the first governor of the new Plymouth Colony, serving a total of 30 years, and was largely responsible for its success.

Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (1813-1873). He arrived at Cape Town, Africa, in 1841 and began extensive missionary explorations. In his later years, he sought the source of the Nile River.


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19 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Monday, March 18, 2013

18 March History and Importance of The Day




1974 - The five-month-old Arab oil embargo against the U.S. was lifted.  In the U.S., the embargo had caused long lines at gas stations, prices soared 300 percent amid shortages and a government ban on Sunday gas sales.

Birthday - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) the 22nd and 24th U.S. president. . He was the only president to serve two nonconsecutive terms and was also the only president to be married in the White House.


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18 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, March 17, 2013

17 March History and Importance of The Day


National Day of Northern Ireland - St. Patrick's Day - St Patrick is patron saint of  Ireland


1776 - Early in the American Revolutionary War the British completed their evacuation of Boston following a successful siege conducted by Patriots. The event is still commemorated in Boston as Evacuation Day.


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17 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

1 July - History and Importance of the Day




Canada Day, a national holiday in Canada, formerly known as Dominion Day, commemorating the confederation of Upper and Lower Canada and some of the Maritime Provinces into the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867.

1862 - President Abraham Lincoln signed the first income tax bill, levying a 3% income tax on annual incomes of $600-$10,000 and a 5% tax on incomes over $10,000. Also on this day, the Bureau of Internal Revenue was established by an Act of Congress.

1863 - Beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

1893 - President Grover Cleveland underwent secret cancer surgery aboard a yacht owned by his friend, Commodore E.C. Benedict. The surgery was performed on a cancerous growth in his mouth. The entire left side of his jaw was removed along with a small portion of his soft palate. A second, smaller operation was performed on July 17th. Cleveland was then fitted with a rubber prosthesis which he wore until his death in 1908.



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1 July Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Saturday, March 16, 2013

16 March History and Importance of The Day



Birthday
James Madison (1751-1836) the 4th U.S. President. He played an important role in the formation of the new U.S. Constitution following the American Revolutionary War. During the War of 1812, President Madison was forced to flee Washington, D.C,. while the British attacked and burned the White House and other important public buildings.

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16 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

14 April History and Importance of The Day


1775 - In Philadelphia, the first abolitionist society in American was founded as the "Society for the relief of free Negroes unlawfully held in bondage."'

April 14, 1828 - The first dictionary of American-style English was published by Noah Webster as the American Dictionary of the English Language.

April 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theater in Washington. He was taken to a nearby house and died the following morning at 7:22 a.m.


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14 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History


15 April History and Importance of The Day

11 April History and Importance of The Day



1919 - Establishment of International Labour Union (ILO) - I visited the office during my visit to Switzerland in October 2012.

1968 - A week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Act of 1968 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law prohibited discrimination in housing, protected civil rights workers and expanded the rights of Native Americans.

1970 - Apollo 13 was launched from Cape Kennedy at 2:13 p.m. Fifty-six hours into the flight an oxygen tank exploded in the service module. Astronaut John L. Swigert, James A. Lovell and Fred W. Haise then transferred into the lunar module, using it as a "lifeboat" and began a perilous return trip to Earth, splashing down safely on April 17th.


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11 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



Films History

English Films History

Hindi Films History

Telugu Films History



12 April History and Importance of The Day

10 April History and Importance of The Day

20 April History and Importance of the Day




Birthday
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

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20 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


21 April History and Importance of The Day

19 April History and Importance of The Day

29 April History and Importance of the Day



Birthday
Japan's Emperor Hirohito (1901-1989) was born in Tokyo.

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29 April Knowledge History - Science,  Engineering and Management

30 April History and Importance of The Day

28 April History and Importance of The Day

18 April History and Importance of the Day


World Heritage Day

Zimbabwe National day



1775 - The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes occurred as the two men rode out of Boston about 10 p.m. to warn patriots at Lexington and Concord of the approaching British.

1906 - The San Francisco Earthquake struck at 5:13 a.m., followed by a massive fire from overturned wood stoves and broken gas pipes. The fire raged uncontrollably for three days resulting in the destruction of over 10,000 acres of property and 4,000 lives lost.

1942 - The first air raid on mainland Japan during World War II occurred as General James Doolittle led a squadron of B-25 bombers taking off from the carrier Hornet to bomb Tokyo and three other cities.

April 18, 1982 - Queen Elizabeth II of England signed the Canada Constitution Act of 1982 replacing the British North America Act of 1867, providing Canada with a new set of fundamental laws and civil rights.



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18 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

19 April History and Importance of The Day

17 April History and Importance of The Day

16 April History and Importance of the Day

Denmark National day




1862 - Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia and appropriated $1 million to compensate owners of freed slaves.

Birthday

American aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright (1867-1912)
Film comedian Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)



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16 April Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

17 April History and Importance of The Day

15 April History and Importance of The Day

Thursday, March 14, 2013

14 March History and Importance of The Day



World Kidney Day
http://www.worldkidneyday.org/
International Day of Action for Rivers
Pi day


2013 - Xi Jinping became President of China
          http://bigstory.ap.org/article/chinas-xi-be-named-president-capping-his-rise



Birthdays

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was born in Ulm, Germany. His theory of relativity led to new ways of thinking about time, space, matter and energy. He received a Nobel Prize in 1921 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1933.

The first female dentist, Lucy Hobbs (1833-1910) was born in New York state. She received her degree in 1866 from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.


14 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

13 March History and Importance of The Day

1943 - A plot to kill Hitler by German army officers failed as a bomb planted aboard his plane failed to explode due to a faulty detonator.

Birthday
Scientist and clergyman Joseph Priestly (1733-1804) was born in Yorkshire, England. He discovered oxygen and advanced the religious theory of Unitarianism.

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13 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, March 1, 2013

1 March - History and Importance of the Day



International Day of the Seal

Bosnia and Herzegovina National day


National Day of Wales - St. David's Day - St. David is patron saint of Wales


1781 - Formal ratification of the Articles of Confederation was announced by Congress.  Congress was the sole governing body of the new American national government, consisting of the 13 original states. The Articles remained in effect through the Revolutionary War until 1789, when the current U.S. Constitution was adopted.

1958 - Gary Sobers scored 365 not out.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/149070.html


1961 - President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps, an organization sending young American volunteers to developing countries to assist with health care, education and other basic human needs.

1974 - Seven former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House were indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in.


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1 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

28 February - History and Importance of the Day




1844 - During a demonstration of naval fire power, one of the guns aboard the USS Princeton exploded. Several top U.S. government officials were killed. President John Tyler escaped narrowly.

1986 - Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (1927-1986) was assassinated in Stockholm while exiting a movie theater with his wife.

1994 - NATO conducted its first combat action in its 45 year history as four Bosnian Serb jets were shot down by American fighters in a no-fly zone.


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28 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

29 February - History and Importance of the Day



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29  February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

2 March - History and Importance of the Day




1943 - During World War II in the Pacific, a Japanese convoy was attacked by 137 American bombers as the Battle of Bismarck Sea began. The convoy included eight destroyers and eight transports carrying 7,000 Japanese soldiers heading toward New Guinea. Four destroyers and all eight transports were sunk in the battle.

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2 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

7 March History and Importance of the Day


2013 World Book Day - First Thursday in March

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7 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

5 March History and Importance of the Day


1933 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed a four-day "Bank Holiday" to stop panic withdrawals by the public and the possible collapse of the American banking system.

March 5, 1946 - The "Iron Curtain" speech was delivered by Winston Churchill at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. Churchill used the term to describe the boundary in Europe between free countries of the West and nations of Eastern Europe under Soviet Russia's control.


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5 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

9 March History and Importance of the Day





Birthday
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968).  Russia. On April 12, 1961, he became the first human in space, orbiting in a capsule 187 miles above the Earth's surface in a flight lasting 108 minutes.


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Birthday
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968).  Russia. On April 12, 1961, he became the first human in space, orbiting in a capsule 187 miles above the Earth's surface in a flight lasting 108 minutes.

1943 - Bobby Fischer - Chess




9 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

10 March History and Importance of the Day


No Smoking Day in UK



1862 - The first issue of U.S. government paper money occurred as $5, $10 and $20 bills began circulation.

1880 - The Salvation Army was founded in the United States. The social service organization was first founded in England by William Booth and operates today in 90 countries.
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Birthdays

Sharon Stone
Prince Edward


10 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

27 May - History and Importance of The Day

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1908 - Maulana Hakeem Noor-ud-Din iss elected the first Khalifa of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
1921 - After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
1927 - Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
1951 - Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1963 - Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st prime minister of Kenya
1980 - South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
1985 - Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1997 - Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO



27 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

16 May - History and Importance of The Day


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16 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

30 May - History and Importance of The Day


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1498 - Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
1539 - Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida
1783 - The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in America.
1848 - Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
1876 - Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed and succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
1889 - Brassier invented
1908 - 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved in USA
1912 - US Marines sent to Nicaragua
1922 - The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated. The Memorial was designed by architect Henry Bacon and features a compelling statue of "Seated Lincoln" by sculptor Daniel Chester French.
1922 - Latvia & Vatican sign accord
1943 - During World War II in the Pacific, the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska were retaken by the U.S. 7th Infantry Division. The battle began on May 12 when an American force of 11,000 landed on Attu. In three weeks of fighting U.S. casualties numbered 552 killed and 1,140 wounded. Japanese killed numbered 2,352, with only 28 taken prisoner, as 500 chose suicide rather than be captured.
1966 - 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam

Birthday
Founder of the Russian empire Peter the Great (1672-1725)

30 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

22 October History and Importance of the Day




794 - Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1879 - Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb
1953 - Laos gains full independence from France
2008 - India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.


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1871 - The Great Fire of Chicago erupted. According to legend, it started a cow kicked over a lantern in her barn on DeKoven Street. Over 300 persons were killed and 90,000 were left homeless as the fire leveled 3.5 square miles, destroying 17,450 buildings. Financial losses totaled over $200 million.



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 1927 - The first "talkie" opened in New York. The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson was the first full-length feature film using spoken dialogue.

1928 - Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek became president of the Republic of China.

1973 - The Yom Kippur War started as Egypt and Syria launched attacks on Israeli positions on the East Bank of the Suez and the Golan Heights.

1978 - Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini was granted asylum in France after being expelled from Iran for his opposition to the Shah.

1981 - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) was assassinated in Cairo

Birthday - Engineer and inventor George Westinghouse (1846-1914).  He developed air brakes for trains and was later responsible for the adoption of alternating current (AC) systems for electric power transmission in the U.S.
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20 February - History and Importance of the Day




World Day of Social Justice



1768 - 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1865 - M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
1872 - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
1872 - Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags

1943 - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel broke through American lines at Kasserine Pass in North Africa as inexperienced U.S. Troops lost their first major battle of World War II in Europe, with 1,000 Americans killed.

1962 - Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to complete a full orbit of the earth. Traveling aboard the "Friendship 7" spacecraft, Glenn reached an altitude of 162 miles (260 kilometers) and completed three orbits in a flight lasting just under five hours. Glenn was the third American in space, Alan Shepard and Virgil “Gus” Grissom completed short sub-orbital flights. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin who was the first human in space, completing one orbit on April 12, 1961





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20 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

26 May - History and Importance of The Day



Georgia National Day

Guyana National Day



1824 - Brazil is recognized by US
1869 - Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
1918 - Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia (Georgia National Day)
1918 - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
1940 - 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300 designed by Igor Sikorsky
1940 - The Dunkirk evacuation began in order to save the British Expeditionary Force trapped by advancing German armies on the northern coast of France. Boats and vessels of all shapes and sizes ferried 200,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian soldiers across the English Channel by June 2nd.
1946 - Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1972 - Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord




26 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

6 March History and Importance of the Day

Ghana National Day

2013  World Mathematics Day - First Wednesday of March



1836 - Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops led by General Santa Anna. The Mexicans had begun the siege of the Texas fort on February 23rd, ending it with the killing of the last defender. "Remember the Alamo" became a rallying cry for Texans who went on to defeat Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto in April.

Birthday
Michelangelo (1475-1564) was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet. He was best known for his fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel


6 March Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

27 February - History and Importance of the Day

Dominican Republic National day



1950 - The 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, limiting the president to two terms or a maximum of ten years in office.

1991 - In Desert Storm, the 100-hour ground war ended as Allied troops entered Kuwait just four days after launching their offensive against Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces.

Birthday - American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). His poems include Paul Revere's Ride, The Song of Hiawatha, and The Wreck of the Hesperus.




27 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

25 February - History and Importance of the Day

Kuwait National day

25 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

16 February - History and Importance of the Day



Lithuania National day



600 - Pope Gregory the Great decree saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
1852 - Studebaker Brothers wagon company, precursor of the automobile manufacturer, is established.
1880 - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was formed in (New York City
1948 - 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NB
Presley 1968 - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
1972 - Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe (WI) v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100








16 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

15 February - History and Importance of the Day



Serbia National day



399 - Philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth and of impiety

1898 - In Havana, the U.S. Battleship Maine was blown up while at anchor and quickly sank with 260 crew members lost. The incident resulted in a declaration of war against Spain on April 25, 1898, amid cries of "Remember the Maine!"


1902 - Underground railway (U-Bahn)
1906 - British Labour Party founded
1910 - The Boy Scouts of America founded
1922 - Marconi began regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
1933 - An assassination attempt on newly elected U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt occurred in Miami, Florida.
1989 - Soviet Russia completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan after nine years of unsuccessful involvement in the civil war between Muslim rebel groups and the Russian-backed Afghan government.

Birthdays



Astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Italy. He was the first astronomer to use a telescope and advanced the theory that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system.

Inventor Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884).  He invented the horse-drawn mechanical reaper.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), USA. She worked tirelessly for woman's suffrage (right to vote). She was commemorated in 1979 with the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, thus became the first American woman to have her image on a U.S. coin.



15 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

23 February - History and Importance of the Day


Natrional Days Brunei, Guyana



1942 - During World War II, the first attack on the U.S. mainland occurred as a Japanese submarine shelled an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, causing minor damage.

1991 - In Desert Storm, the Allied ground offensive began after a devastating month-long air campaign targeting Iraqi troops in both Iraq and Kuwait.



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23 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

12 February - History and Importance of the Day

Darwin Day


1999 - The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in the U.S. Senate ended.

Birthdays


1809 Abraham Lincoln
Charles Darwin

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12 February Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

7 July - History and Importance of the Day


International Day of Cooperatives


1898 - President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing Hawaii. In 1900, Congress made Hawaii an incorporated territory of the U.S., which it remained until becoming a state in 1959.
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7 July - Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

http://www.historyorb.com/day/july/7


1607 "God Save the King" was first sung

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God Save the Queen - British National Anthem
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1543 - French troops invade Luxembourg

Birthday

1656  Guru Har Krishan, 8th Guru of Sikhism

10 October History and Importance of the Day



World Mental Health Day
http://www.wfmh.org/00WorldMentalHealthDay.htm



1954 - Ho Chi Minh entered Hanoi, Vietnam, after the withdrawal of French troops, in accordance with armistice terms ending the seven-year struggle between Communist Vietnamese and the French.

October 10, 1973 - Spiro T. Agnew (1918-1996) resigned the office of Vice President of the United States amid charges of income tax evasion on illegal payments allegedly received while he was governor of Maryland and after he became Vice President. He was later given a $10,000 fine and sentenced to serve three years probation.


2010 -  Sajid Khan, an antique dealer of New York threw a book onto the dais where President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were addressing a meeting.

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History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

9 October History and Importance of the Day



World Post day


1962 - Uganda achieved independence after nearly 70 years of British rule.

1970 - Cambodia declared itself the Khmer Republic following the abolishment of the monarchy by the legislature.

Birthday - John Lennon (1940-1980), England. He was a member of The Beatles,

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

5 October History and Importance of the Day



World Teacher's Day


1908 - Bulgaria proclaimed its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

1910 - Portugal became a republic following a successful revolt against King Manuel II.

1938 - Czech President Dr. Eduard Benes resigned and fled abroad amid threats from Adolf Hitler.

Birthday - Chester A. Arthur (1830-1886) the 21st President of the U.S.

"Father of the Space Age" Robert Goddard (1882-1945) was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1926, he launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket on a farm near Auburn, Mass. In 1935, his liquid-fueled rocket surpassed the speed of sound. Other developments included a steering apparatus for rocket machines, staged rockets to reach high altitudes, rocket fuel pumps, and a self-cooling rocket motor.


History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

4 October History and Importance of the Day


World Animals Day

1582 - The Gregorian Calendar took effect in Catholic countries as Pope Gregory XIII issued a decree stating the day following Thursday, October 4, 1582, would be Friday, October 15, 1582,

1830 - Belgium gained its independence, after having been a part of the Netherlands since 1815.

1957 - The Space Age began as the Russians launched the first satellite into orbit. Sputnik I weighed just 184 lbs. and transmitted a beeping radio signal for 21 days.

Birthday -

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

 Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) the 19th U.S. President

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

29 May - History and Importance of The Day



International Day of UN Peacekeepers



363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital.
757 - St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire. Start of Ottoman Empire.

1592 - At the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.
1660 - The English monarchy was restored with Charles II on the throne after several years of a Commonwealth under Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.
1727 - Peter II (11) becomes Tsar of Russia

1916 - Official flag of president of US adopted
1916 - US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1919 - The Republic of Prekmurje founded
1922 - Ecuador becomes independent
1954 - Pope Pius X issues holy declaration

2001 - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.


Birthday

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) the 35th U.S. President.  He was the youngest man ever elected to the presidency and the first Roman Catholic. He was assassinated in Dallas, November 22, 1963.


29 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

25 May - History and Importance of The Day



Towel Day

Argentina National Day

Jordan National Day


1787 - The Constitutional Convention (USA) began in Philadelphia with delegates from seven states forming a quorum.

1946 - Jordan gained independence from Britain (Jordan National Day)
1949 - Chinese Red army entered Shanghai
1965 - India & Pakistan War
1994 - After 20 years in exile, Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to his homeland. He had been expelled from Soviet Russia in 1974 after his three-volume work exposing the Soviet prison camp system, The Gulag Archipelago, was published in the West.
2000 - Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
2001 - 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
2012 - A SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station

Birthday

American author and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).  His works include: Nature (1836), Essays, First Series (1841), Essays, Second Series (1844), Poems (1847, 1865), Representative Men (1850), English Traits (1856), The Conduct of Life (1860), and Society and Solitude (1870).

25 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management