Sunday, May 18, 2014

18 May - History and Importance of The Day

International Museum Day

1803 - Britain declared war on France
1804 - Napolean Bonaparte proclaimed emperor of France
1860 - Republican Party nominated Abraham Lincoln for President
1899 - World Goodwill Day - 26 Nations met for I Peace Confernce in Hague

1974 - India became the 6th Nation to explode an atomic bomb.


Hollywood director Frank Capra (1897-1991) was born in Palermo, Sicily. Best known for It's a Wonderful Life (1946), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), It Happened One Night (1934) and You Can't Take It with You (1938).

Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) was born (as Karol Wojtyla) in Wadowice, Poland. In 1978, he became 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, the first non-Italian elected in 456 years and the first Polish Pope.

18 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

17 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Norway National Day

1792 - Two dozen merchants and brokers established the New York Stock Exchange. In good weather they operated under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street. In bad weather they moved inside to a coffeehouse to conduct business.

1954 - In Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that segregation of public schools "solely on the basis of race" denies black children "equal educational opportunity" even though "physical facilities and other 'tangible' factors may have been equal.

1991- Tim Berners-Lee set up HyperText Markup language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) at CERN. He put the protocol on a computer. Thus first server got launched in the word wide web.

17 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

14 May - History and Importance of The Day

1509 - Battle of Agnadello - French beat Venetians.
1607 - The first permanent English settlement in America was established at Jamestown, Virginia, by a group of royally chartered Virginia Company settlers from Plymouth, England.
1610 - Assasination of Henry IV of France
1787 - Delegated assembled in Philadelphia to prepare the constitution of USA.

1842 - Illustrated London News, the first illustrated weekly newspaper began publication.
1862 - Chronograph patented.
1879 - First group of 463 Indian laborers arrived in Fiji.
1884 - Anti Monopoly party formed in USA.

1908 - first passenger flew in Airplane.
1940 - Netherlands surrendered to Germany.
1942 - During World War II, an Act of Congress allowed women to enlist for noncombat duties in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), the Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), and Semper Paratus Always Ready Service (SPARS), the Women's Reserve of the Marine Corp.
1944 - British troops occupied Kohima.
1963 - Kuwait joined as 111th member of United Nations
1973 -  Gold @$102.50 an ounce in London
2012 - Stanford University researchers developed prototype bionic eye.

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1686 - German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686-1736) was born in Danzig, Germany. He introduced the use of mercury in thermometers and greatly improved their accuracy. His name is now attached to one of the major temperature measurement scales.
1948 - Bob Woolmer (Cricket)
1969 - Cate Blanchett (Films)
1984 - Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder)

14 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

13 May - History and Importance of The Day

IEEE Global Engineering Day - Engineering the Future Day

535 St. Agapiturs began his terms as Pope
1110 Crusaders marched into Beirut
1607 A Team of English people led John Smith landed near James River in Virginia.
1643 - Battle of Grantham

1830 - Republic of Equador is founded
1846 - At the request of President James K. Polk, Congress declared war on Mexico. The  war  resulted in the annexation of lands that became parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah and Colorado. The war ended in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
1884 - IEEE was formed.

1913 - first four engine aeroplane was flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)
1916 - first observance of Native American (Indian) Day
1927 - "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
1943 - During World War II in North Africa, over 250,000 Germans and Italians surrendered in the last few days of the Tunis campaign. The victory re-opened Allied shipping lanes in the Mediterranean.
1947 - United States approves Taft-Hartley Act. Power Unions was curtailed.

1952 - Pandit Nehru became Prime Minister of India based on the First Lok Sabha Elections.
1952 - Rajya Sabha held its first Meeting in India
1979 - Shah of Iran and Family sentenced to death in Teheran
1981 - Pope John Paul was shot in Vatican City. He recovered
1998 - India carries two more nuclear tests as Pokhran (On May 11, 1998 also test was done)

13 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Monday, May 12, 2014

12 May - History and Importance of The Day

International Nurses Day

World Migratory Birds' Day

254 - Stephan I replaced Lucius I as catholic pope.
1777 - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
1792 - Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
1821 - The first big battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurred in Valtetsi.
1870 - Manitoba became a province of Canada
1921 - National Hospital Day first observed in USA.
2008 - Wenchuan earthquake (measuring around 8.0 magnitude) occurred in Sichuan, China. It  killed over 69,000 people


1820 - Florence Nightingale - International Nurses Day is celebrated in her honor.
1895 - Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher

12 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, May 11, 2014

11 May - History and Importance of The Day

2014 Mother's Day

330 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire

1812 - British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London.

1814 - Americans defeated British at Battle of Plattsburgh

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

10 May - History and Importance of The Day

World Lupus Day

Mother's Day - First observed in West Virginia in 1908 (It is now observed as the second Sunday of May)

1503 - Columbus discovered Cayman Islands
1752 - Benjamin Franklin tested the lightning with kite flying experiment.
1796 - Napoleon defeated Austria in the battle of Lodi Bridge.
1837 - Panic - Banks fail in  New York
1857 - Sepoy Mutiny in India started
1940 - German Army attacks Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg
1945 - Allies captured Rangoon from Japanese
1959 - Soviet forces arrived in Afghanistan
1994 - Former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as president of South Africa. Mandela had won the first free election in South Africa


10 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management