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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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