Monday, November 24, 2014

7 February - History and Importance of the Day



1497 – The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy.
1904 – A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.
1974 – Grenada gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1979 – Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered.
1992 – The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
1995 – Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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3 February - History and Importance of the Day

1637 – Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.

1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing voting rights to citizens regardless of race.

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

1966 – The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.

1995 – Astronaut Eileen Collins becomes the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle as mission STS-63 gets underway from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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2 February - History and Importance of the Day



World Wetlands Day
http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-activities-/main/ramsar/1-63-78_4000_0__








1207 – Terra Mariana, comprising present-day Estonia and Latvia, was established.
1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
2004 – Swiss tennis player Roger Federer became the No. 1 ranked men's singles player and he held the position  for a record 237 weeks.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

8 January - History and Importance of the Day

1297 - Monaco gains independence.
1675 - 1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)
1790 - 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
1835 - The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
1884 - Chrome tanning process for leather patented by Augustus Schultz

1918 - Woodrow Wilson Speech to American Congress on 14 points as the War aims of USA in World War I, which will end the war and bring equitable peace in the world.
           http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/fourteenpoints.htm

1926 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa'ud becomes king of Hejaz; renames it Saudi Arabia
1935 - Spectrophotometer patented, AC Hardy


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-8/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/default.stm

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22 - January - History and Importance of the Day


1517 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
1849 – Second Anglo-Sikh War: The Siege of Multan ends after nine months when the last Sikh defenders of Multan, Punjab, surrender.


1901 - Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years.
           Edward VII  became King.
           http://www.history.co.uk/this-day-in-history/January-22.html

1905 - A big march in Russia. 500 people killed starting months of unrest- 1905 revolution.
          http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-russian-revolution-begins

1924 - Ramsay MacDonald became Britain's first Labour Prime Minister.

1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.


1997 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state of USA.


2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.



2013
All Global Stories
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2013/jan/22/all



Birthdays

1561 Sir Francis Bacon
1788 Lord George Byron

1908 – Lev Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
1909 – U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
1936 – Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

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21 - January - History and Importance of the Day

World Hug Day
 http://worldpeace.org.au/readcyber.asp

2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Day in US. 3rd Monday of the month
        http://globaldimension.org.uk/calendar/event/4371
     
763 – The Battle of Bakhamra between Alids and Abbasids near Kufa ends in a decisive Abbasid victory.

1077 - German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness

1525 – The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.

1774 – Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.

1793 King Louis XVI of France was executed on the Guillotine

1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published.

1899 – Opel manufactures its first automobile. (When did Henry Ford made the first automobile?)

1924 - Lenin died - Lenin was the first leader of Communist Russia and USSR
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vladimir-ilyich-lenin-dies

1925 – Albania declares itself a republic.

1954 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is launched in Groton.

1976 – Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes.

2013 Public Inauguration of President Obama as President of USA for the Second Term

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All Global Headlines of the Day
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2013/jan/21/all

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23 January - History and Importance of the Day

638 Start of Islamic Calendar

1368 – In a coronation ceremony, Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as the Hongwu Emperor, initiating Ming Dynasty rule over China that would last for three centuries.


1556 - Deadliest earthquake in China
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deadliest-earthquake-in-history-rocks-china

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the United States' first female doctor.
1899 – The Malolos Constitution is inaugurated, establishing the First Philippine Republic. Emilio Aguinaldo is sworn in as President of the First Philippine Republic.



1993 Graham Gooch scored his 100th first class 100 at Cuttack, India.

1997 – Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State.

Birthdays

1897 – Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian freedom movement leader and founder of Azad Hind Fauz (d. 1945)
1926 – Bal Thackeray, Indian politician (d. 2012)

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1783 – The Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence).
1841 – Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
1921 – The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.


1961 Inauguration of John F. Kennedy as President of USA
http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/BqXIEM9F4024ntFl7SVAjA.aspx
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Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the oath of office to President Kennedy.  In his speech President Kennedy urges American citizens to participate in public service and "ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country."





1981 – Ronald Reagan's presidency was inaugurated. At age 69, he was the oldest man ever to be inaugurated as U.S. President.
1991 – Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.


Birthdays

1931 – David Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate


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19 - January - History and Importance of the Day






1795 – The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.




Birthdays

1798 – Auguste Comte, French philosopher (d. 1857)
1813 – Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. 1898)




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1893 – The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting.
1915 – An earthquake in Avezzano, Italy kills 29,800.
1942 – Henry Ford patents a plastic automobile, which is 30% lighter than a regular car.
1942 – World War II: First use of an aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
1966 – Robert C. Weaver becomes the first African American Cabinet member when he is appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
1988 – Lee Teng-hui becomes the first native Taiwanese President of the Republic of China.
1990 – Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.


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12 - January - History and Importance of the Day





1528 - Gustav I of Sweden "father of the nation" crowned King of Sweden. Rules 37 years
1755 - Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University
1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
1960 - Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
1964 - Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maidens. 32 overs - 27 maidens - 5 runs. This is against England.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/magazine/default_aty.html?date=01-12


Birthdays

1729 – Edmund Burke, Irish politician and philosopher (d. 1797)
1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru (d. 2008)







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11 - January - History and Importance of the Day

1759 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the first American life insurance company is incorporated.
1922 – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
1927 – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in Los Angeles, California.
1959 - Hanif Mohammed scored 499
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/149388.html
1964 – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
1972 – East Pakistan renames itself Bangladesh.
1981 - Palau adopts constitution




Birthdays

 1815 – John A. Macdonald, Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)






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31 January - History and Importance of the Day


Nauru - Independence Day
            http://mb.com.ph/node/349792/national-day-of-nauru-today#.UQdpNh1kynI



1862 - Astronomer Alvan Graham Clark makes first observation of Sirius B (first known white dwarf star) in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts while testing his new telescope
1863 - 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
1871 - Millions of birds fly over western San Francisco, darkening the sky
1905 - 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
1934 - FDR devalus dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce
1943 - Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
1946 - Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
1948 - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
1950 USA President Truman announced Hydrogen bomb development program.
         http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-announces-development-of-h-bomb
1958 - James van Allen discovers radiation belt
1958 - US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
1968 - Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia



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31 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

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30 January - History and Importance of the Day


World Leprosy Day (is celebrated on 4th Sunday of January)
http://www.leprosy.org/world-leprosy-day




1487 - Bell chimes invented
1649 King Charles I was beheaded
        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/king-charles-i-executed-for-treason
1790 - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
1862 - USS Monitor, the US Navy's 1st ironclad warship launched
1883 - England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
1894 - Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1927 - Left wins national election in Thuringen
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
1961 - Lance Gibbs (West Indies) takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
1979 - Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) adopts a new constitution
1989 - Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
1994 - Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts




       

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2013 - News Headlines - Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/2013/jan/30/all

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28 January - History and Importance of the Day




1077 - German King Henry IV is absolved by Holy Roman Emperor Pope Gregory VII after his penitent Walk to Canossa.
1547 – Nine-year-old Edward VI becomes King of England. He is the first Protestant ruler of England.
1624 - Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
1807 - London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
1855 - The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
1878 - 1st telephone exchange (New Haven, CT)
1915 - US Pres Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
1933 - The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
1958 - The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1986 - 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
            http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/challenger-explodes
1991 - Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
2011 - Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Mubarak regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger"



Birthdays

1865 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (d. 1928)
1922 – Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)




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27 January - History and Importance of the Day



International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/27-january-international-day-of-commemoration-in-memory-of-the-victims-of-the-holocaust/

27 January 2013 is World Leprosy Day also. Four Sunday of January
http://www.leprosy.org/world-leprosy-day

98 – Trajan succeeded his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.
1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.


1926 John Logie Baird gave demonstration of first TV system in London
        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baird-demonstrates-tv

1974 – The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th century.








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26 January - History and Importance of the Day

Australia Day
Republic Day - India

International Customs Day
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/international-customs-day/icd-2013.aspx


66 - 5th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

1500 Pinzon discovered Brazil
        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pinzon-discovers-brazil?catId=6

1700 - The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake took place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.


1788 Australia Day - Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Australia with 11 ships. Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoisted the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales. Now the day is celebrated as Australia Day

        http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/australia-day
        http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/history.aspx
        http://australiaday.vic.gov.au/student-resources/factsheets/celebrating-on-26-january.html

1875 - Electric dental drill is patented by George F Green
1886 - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
1905 - World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
1929 - Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
1950 - India becomes a republic,
1967 - Chicago Blizzard strikes with a record 23 inches of snow fall causing 800 buses and 50,000 automobiles to be abandoned
1972 - Air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
1980 - Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
2001 - An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2004 - President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.



Birthdays

1918 – Nicolae Ceauşescu, Romanian politician, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)

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25 January - History and Importance of the Day

1565 - Battle at Talikota India: the Deccan sultans in combinations destroyed Vijayanagar's army and destroyed their capital Hampi Vijayanagar. This Hindu kingdom formed by driving out Muslim from South India flourished further for many more years. Marathas defeated Vijayanar Nayaks subsequently in Tanjore and established their rule. A large part of South India was under the Hindu rule under Vijaya Nagar Empire and its constituent rules of various areas.
1799 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1881 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
1914 - An Indian mass meeting in Durban unanimously endorse the agreement between General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi regarding voluntary registration, poll tax, recognition of Indian marriages and other matters
1915 - Transcontinental telephone service inaugurated (New York to San Francisco)
1924 - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
1945 - Grand Rapids, Michigan becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
1979 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US


1981 China Mao's Widow Jiang Qing was sentenced to death. But it was later converted to life imprisonment. She died in 1991 due to apparent suicide.
         http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/maos-widow-sentenced-to-death


2011 Day of Wrath Demonstrations in Egypt that lead to the change of regime
         http://muftah.org/a-historical-appraisal-of-egypts-january-25-day-of-wrath-incentives-characteristics-implications-by-nancy-elshami/

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24 January - History and Importance of the Day



In 2013 Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad)




661 - Ali ibn Abu Talib, caliph of Islam (656-61), was murdered. Caliph Ali, son-in-law of Muhammad,
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first fully-fledged university in South Asia.


1908 - Boy Scounts movement began with the publication of first writeup Scouting for Boys by Robert Baden-Powell
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boy-scouts-movement-begins?catId=6

1939 – The deadliest earthquake in Chilean history strikes Chillán, killing approximately 28,000 people.


1965 - Death of Winston Churchill
           http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-dies

Birthdays

1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter


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1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England in Europe.
1610 – Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill
1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1920 – The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at University of S California by Pease & Baker
1954 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1987 - Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1989 – Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito
1993 - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.





Birthdays


1957 – Reena Roy, Indian actress
1964 – Nicolas Cage, American actor, producer, and director



http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-7/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/7/default.stm

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1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta.
1930 – The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
1931 – Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
1980 - Indira Gandhi's Congress Party returns to power with a win in Lok Sabha elections in India
1984 - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
1987 - 100th US Congress convenes


Birthdays

1412 – Joan of Arc, French saint (d. 1431)




http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-6/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/6/default.stm

6 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Millennium Development Goals - target Year 2015






The goals

1. Eradicate hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV, Aids, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

To be achieved by 2015

New development goals will be declared from 2015.



http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/millennium-development-goals

14 January - History and Importance of the Day



1514 Pope Leo X issued papal bull against slavery
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Church_and_slavery

1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marhatas.
1911 – Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
1953 – Josip Broz Tito is inaugurated as the first President of Yugoslavia.
2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
2005 – The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
2011 – The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled his country to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for freedom, rights and democracy, considered as the anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring.
2012 – The Pirate Party of Greece is founded, on the model of the Swedish Pirate Party.


Birthdays
83 BC – Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (d. 30 BCE)
1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
 

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-happened-on-january-14.htm



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1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands".
1871 – Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed the first German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France).  The empire is known as the Second Reich to Germans.
1886 – Modern hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
1896 – An X-ray generating machine is exhibited for the first time by H.L. Smith.
1919 – World War I: The Paris Peace Conference opens in Versailles, France.
1993 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is officially observed for the first time in all 50 states.
2005 – The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France


Birthdays

1910 – Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
1921 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

17 January - History and Importance of the Day




395 – Emperor Theodosius I dies in Milan, the Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum under Honorius, his brother (aged 10).

1377 – Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
1608 – Emperor Susenyos surprises an Oromo army at Ebenat; his army reportedly kills 12,000 Oromo at the cost of 400 of his men.
1773 – Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle.
1941 – Franco-Thai War: French forces inflict a decisive defeat over the Royal Thai Navy.

2002 – Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.



Birthdays

1706 – Benjamin Franklin, American publisher and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania (d. 1790)
1911 – George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)

25 December History and Importance of The Day

Christmas
Merry Christmas

336 – First documentary sign of Christmas celebration in ancient Rome
496 - French king Clovis baptised
http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage-books.php?Dir=books&author=evans&book=oldtime&story=clovis
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/496clovis.asp
http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002165

800 - Pope Leo III crowned Charles the Great (Charlemagne) as Roman emperor

1599 - The city of Natal, Brazil was founded.
1809 – Dr. Ephraim McDowell performs the first ovariotomy, removing a 22 pound tumor.
1922 - Lenin dictated his "Political testament"
1926 - Hirohito became emperor of Japan (1926-1989
1947 – The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
1989 – Deposed President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, First-Deputy Prime-Minister Elena Ceaușescu are condemned to death and executed after a summary trial.


Birthdays

1642 – Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1727)
1876 – Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1959)
1904 – Gerhard Herzberg, German-Canadian physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
1970 – Nagma, Indian actress
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World History - Video Lecture 7
Richard Bulliet - Columbia University
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BBC News - 25 Dec

16 January - History and Importance of the Day




1362 - A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt.
1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis.
1897 - John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1970 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.




Birthdays

1926 – O. P. Nayyar, Indian composer (d. 2007)

31 December History and Importance of the Day





1600 - British East India Company chartered
1878 – Karl Benz, working in Mannheim, Germany, filed for a patent on his first reliable two-stroke gas engine, and he was granted the patent in 1879.
1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1911 - Marie Curie receives her 2nd Nobel Prize
The second Nobel prize is for chemistry while the first is in Physics
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1903/marie-curie-bio.html

1930 - US tobacco industry produced 123 billion cigarettes in 1930
1946 - President of USA declared official end of Wold War II.
1955 - The General Motors Corporation becomes the first U.S. corporation to make over $1 billion USD in a year.
1963 – The Central African Federation officially collapses, subsequently becoming Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia.
1991 – All official Soviet Union institutions  ceased operations by this date and the Soviet Union was officially dissolved.
1992 – Czechoslovakia is peacefully dissolved creating of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
1998 – The European Exchange Rate Mechanism freezes the values of the legacy currencies in the Eurozone, and establishes the value of the euro currency.
1999 - Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President


Birthdays

1943 – Ben Kingsley, English actor - He played the role of Gandhi in Attenborough's Gandhi.
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30 December - History and Importance of the Day




1906 – The All-India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, India. The party was responsible for the partition of India and formation of  Pakistan.
1906 - Iran became a constitutional monarchy
1922 – The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed.
1938 - Electronic television system patented by V K Zworykin
1943 - Subhash Chandra Bose raises the flag of Indian independence at Port Blair.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_the_Andaman_Islands

1947 - King Michael of Romania forced by communists to abdicate his throne and Romanian Republic proclaimed.
1949 - India recognized People's Republic of China
2006 – Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is executed.

Birthdays



1879 – Ramana Maharshi, Indian guru and philosopher (d. 1950)

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29 December History and Importance of the Day


1845 – In accordance with International Boundary delimitation, United States annexes the Republic of Texas, following the manifest destiny doctrine. The Republic of Texas, which had been independent since the Texas Revolution of 1836, is thereupon admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler patented first bike (Germany)
1911 – Mongolia gained independence
1911 - Sun Yat-sen became the first President of the Republic of China.
1920 - Yugoslav government banned communist party
1922 - Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1940 - Germany started dropping incendiary bombs on London in WW II
           http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1229.html#article
1959 – Physicist Richard Feynman gave a speech entitled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom", which is regarded as the birth of nanotechnology.
1978 - Spain new constitution goes into effect

Birthdays

1800 – Charles Goodyear, American engineer (d. 1860)
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BBC News - 29 Dec

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/december-29/


29 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management
http://nraombakc.blogspot.in/2012/11/29-december-knowledge-history-science.html



28 December History and Importance of the Day


1885 – Indian National Congress, a political party of India is founded in Bombay, India.
1895 – The Lumière brothers showed their film for paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen published a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which was later named as x-rays.
1906 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1950 - Chinese troops crossed 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1970 - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopted constitution
1973 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago"
           http://archive.org/details/Gulag_Archipelago_I
2007 - Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.


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26 December History and Importance of the Day



Boxing Day

1898 – Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.
1925 - The Communist Party of India is founded.
1976 – The Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist–Leninist) is founded.
1979 - Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
1991 – The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union meets and formally dissolves the Soviet Union.

2004 - Sunami in Thailand and Indonesia


Birthdays

1791 – Charles Babbage, English mathematician and engineer, invented the Difference engine (d. 1871)
1928 - Martin Cooper - inventor of Hand Held Mobile Phone
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Cooper_(inventor)
1940 – Edward C. Prescott, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate





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23 December History and Importance of the Day



1912 - Aswan Dam on Nile begins operation
1913 – The Federal Reserve Act is signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, creating the Federal Reserve System.
1922 - BBC Radio began daily newscasts
1941 - Japan's assault on Rangoon Burma
1947 – The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.
1954 – First successful kidney transplant is performed by J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray.


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23 December - India History

23 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

History of the World - Video Lecture 5
Columbia University - Richard Bulliet
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BBC News 23 Dec

22 December History and Importance of the Day

69 – Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome.
1808 – Ludwig van Beethoven conducts and performs in concert at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna, with the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Sixth Symphony, Fourth Piano Concerto (performed by Beethoven himself) and Choral Fantasy (with Beethoven at the piano).


1849 - The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author,Russia) was called off at the last second.

1851 - The first freight train was operated in Roorkee, India. The first passengers train was operated between Bombay and Thane later.

1886 - First  National Accountants' Society in US was formed in New York City.

1941 - Japans invasion of  Luzon, Philippines

1944 – World War II: The Vietnam People's Army is formed to resist Japanese occupation of Indochina, now Vietnam.
1947 – The Constituent Assembly of Italy approves the Constitution of Italy post second world war.
1990 – The Croatian Parliament adopts the new Constitution of Croatia.


Birthddays

1666 – Guru Gobind Singh,  X Sikh Guru  (d. 1708)



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22 December World News Headlines - Reuters

22 December in India History

22 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management


World History - Video Lecture 4
Columbia University
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21 December History and Importance of the Day

640 – Muslim Arabs capture Babylon Fortress in the Nile Delta (near Cairo) after a seven-month siege.
1620 – Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
1826 – American settlers in Nacogdoches, Mexican Texas, declare their independence, starting the Fredonian Rebellion.
1832 – Egyptian–Ottoman War: Egyptian forces decisively defeat Ottoman troops at the Battle of Konya.


1923 - Nepal ceased to be British protectorate and became an  independent nation

1941 – World War II: A formal treaty of alliance between Thailand and Japan is signed in the presence of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1951 – Libya became an independent country.
1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8 is launched from the Kennedy Space Center, placing its crew on a lunar trajectory for the first visit to another celestial body by humans.

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News Headlines 2012

21 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management
http://nraombakc.blogspot.in/2012/11/21-december-knowledge-history-science.html


World History Lecture 3
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BBC News - 21 Dec

28 June - History and Importance of the Day






1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeated Kerbogha of Mosull.
1709 – Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by Bosnia Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. It became the reason for World War I.  (World War I Events - Timeline)

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed in Paris, bringing fighting to an end in between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
1942 – World War II: Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue
1950 – Korean War: Seoul was captured by North Korean troops.
1996 – The Constitution of Ukraine was signed into law.




2011 - Google+ was launched

2014 - Management Theory Review - my blog on management knowledge facilitating revision of MBA knowledge reached million cumulative page views figure.


Birthdays

Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) was born in Geneva, Switzerland. His book The Social Contract stated that no laws are binding unless agreed upon by the people, a concept that deeply affected the French.

Birthday - German-American physicist Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906-1972) was born in Kattowitz, Germany. She participated in the secret Manhattan Project, the building of the first atomic bomb. She later became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize, sharing the 1963 prize for physics for works explaining atomic nuclei, known as the nuclear shell theory.


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June Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



World War I Events - Timeline

20 December - History and Importance of the Day



International Human Solidarity Day

1661 - Corporation Act enforced in England
1893 – The end of one of the most dramatic Test Matches of all time. In the first to involve six days of play, England became the first team to win one after following on at Sydney.
1922 - Formation of Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
1924 - Adolf Hitler freed from jail
1933 - Bolivia & Paraguay signed cease fire agreement
1957 – The initial production version of the Boeing 707 makes its first flight.
1971 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto takes over as the fourth President of Pakistan.
1973 – The Prime Minister of Spain, Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, is assassinated by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
1985 – Pope John Paul II announces the institution of World Youth Day.
1988 – The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed in Vienna, Austria.



Birthdays


1942 – Rana Bhagwandas, Pakistani judge, Chief Justice of Pakistan
1942 – Jean-Claude Trichet, French banker and economist
1970 – Grant Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach
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20 December India History

20 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management
http://nraombakc.blogspot.in/2012/11/20-december-knowledge-history-science.html

History YouTube Videos for the Day
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World History Lecture 2

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BBC News for 20 Dec

4 January - History and Importance of the Day


Myanmar (Burma) Independence Day



46 BC – Julius Caesar defeated Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina.
1847 – Samuel Colt sold  his first revolver pistol to the United States government

1948 – Burma gained its independence from the United Kingdom.
2004 – Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, landed successfully on Mars
2007 – The 110th United States Congress convened. It elected Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
2010 – Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, was officially opened.


http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-4/

BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/4/default.stm

4 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

3 January - History and Importance of the Day



1431 – Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
1521 – Pope Leo X excommunicated  Martin Luther.
1777 - General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ

1825 - Scottish factory owner Robert Owen buys 30,000 acres in Indiana as site for New Harmony utopian community
1868 – Meiji Restoration in Japan
1872 - 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
1888 - 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC

1947 – Proceedings of the U.S. Congress were televised for the first time.
2009 – The first block of the blockchain of the decentralized payment system Bitcoin, called the Genesis block, was established by the creator of the system, Satoshi Nakamoto.



http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-3/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/3/default.stm

3 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

2 January - History and Importance of the Day




1757 - British troops occupy Calcutta India
1879 - 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1906 - W H Carrier received a US patent for the world's first air conditioner
1955 – Panamanian president José Antonio Remón Cantera is assassinated.
1959 – Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1995 - Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)




http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-2/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/2/default.stm


2 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

1 January - History and Importance of the Day

42 BC – The Roman Senate posthumously deifies Julius Caesar
1800 – The Dutch East India Company is dissolved.
1808 – The importation of slaves into the United States is banned.
1822 – The Greek Constitution of 1822 is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.
1877 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of India.
1901 – The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia; Edmund Barton is appointed the first Prime Minister.
1912 – The Republic of China is established.
1948 – The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
1956 – Sudan achieves independence
1958 – The European Economic Community is established.
1964 – The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland is divided into the independent republics of Zambia and Malawi, and the British-controlled Rhodesia.
1971 – Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

1983
Internet started functioning.  On this day US defence network Arpanet switched to the use of the Internet protocol suite (IPS) communication system.


1984 – Brunei becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
1985 – The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
1992 – Russia is officially formed.
1998 – The European Central Bank is established.






http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/january-1/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/1/default.stm


1 January Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Friday, November 21, 2014

16 December History and Importance of the Day



1971 - Bangladesh got liberated from Pakistan
1972 - Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect

1991 - Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2000 -  President-elect of USA, George W. Bush chose Colin Powell to be the Secretary of State. He is the first African-American secretary of state. Powell was sworn in January 20, 2001.

2001 - In Tora Bora, Afghanistan, considered as the hideout of Osama bin Laden, tribal fighters announced that they had taken the last al-Qaida positions. They had found no sign of Osama bin Laden.

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16 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



12 December History and Importance of the Day


Kenya Independence Day



1098 - 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria


1800 - Washington DC established as capital of US

1901 - 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

1911 - Delhi replaced Calcutta as the capital of India

1914 - The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average - 24.39%.

1957 - Manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

1959 - UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space was established

1963 - Kenya became independent
            http://www.kenyarep-jp.com/kenya/history_e.html

1968 - Arthur Ashe became the 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

1979 - Gold hit record $462.50 an ounce

1980 - USA's copyright law was amended to include computer programs


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12 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management




8 December History and Importance of the Day



1863 - Abraham Lincoln's Amnesty Proclamation and plan for Reconstruction of South

1941 - USA  declared war on Japan - US entered World War II directly



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Birthdays

1953 - Kim Basinger, American actress


Science, Engineering and Management History - 8 December

Technology History
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History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year
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11 December History and Importance of The Day



International Mountain Day

Burkina Faso National Day

1602 - An attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l'Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend in Geneva
1816 - Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1907 - New Zealand Parliament Buildings almost completely destroyed by fire.
1909 - Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1946 - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established by the U.N. General Assembly.

1971 - The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
1979 - Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

1994 - The world's largest free trade zone was created when leaders of 34 Western Hemisphere nations signed a free-trade declaration known as "The Miami Process."

1997 - Agreement at the global warming conference in Kyoto, Japan, to control the Earth's "greenhouse gases.  The protocol commits nations to roll back greenhouse gas emissions to below 1990 levels


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11 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management




9 December History and Importance of The Day


International Anti-Corruption Day






Anti-Corruption Legislation - Papers and Articles



FORMULATING AN EFFECTIVE ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGY – THE EXPERIENCE OF HONG KONG ICAC
By Mr Tony KWOK Man-wai
http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/PDF_rms/no69/16_P196-201.pdf


The Effectiveness of Anticorruption Policy - What has worked? - 2011 paper
http://www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/PDF/Outputs/SystematicReviews/Anti_corruption_2011Hanna.pdf

http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/206910/AntiCorruptionPoliciesandPrograms.pdf
World Bank 2000

http://www.10iacc.org/download/workshops/cs06.pdf




536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire.
1425 - Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1854 - Alfred Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published


1961 - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain. Named changed to Tanzania
           A Report in 2011 on 50 years of independence         

1963 - Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
           Zanzibar and Tanzania mainland now form United Republic of Tanzania
Birthdays

1608 - John Milton, Poet

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December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management



History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

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4 December History and Importance of The Day



771 - King Carloman joint King died, leaving Charlemagne, the sole ruler of the Frankish Kingdom.
         http://www.history.com/topics/charlemagne
         http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/historical/biography/charlemagne.html

1791 - Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
1829 - "sati or satee" system abolished in India (widow burning on her husband's funeral pyre
1836 - Whig party held its First national convention, USA
           http://history1800s.about.com/od/presidentialcampaigns/a/politconvent01.htm
           http://blueandgraytrail.com/event/Election_of_1836

1844 - James K Polk elected 11th president of USA
1881 - The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
1942 -  First US citizenship granted as an alien on foreign soil to James Hoey
1954 - The first Burger King was opened in Miami, Florida, USA

1961 - Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1973 - Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1982 - China adopts its (new) constitution
2011 - 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

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Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management - 4 December

Tech History - YouTube Video
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Cricket History  - YouTube Video

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Birthdays



1795 - Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1973 - Tyra Banks, Inglewood, California, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel)





5 December History and Importance of the Day


History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

1 December - History and Importance of the Day

World AIDS Day
http://www.worldaidsday.org/

National Day Romania
http://www.romania-insider.com/romania-celebrates-unification-on-december-1st-national-day/15632/

National Day UAE
http://www.adnec.ae/adnec/whatson/eventdetails/41st-uae-national-day-celebration





1641 - Massachusetts becomes 1st colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
1742 - Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia
1843 - 1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens
1896 - 1st certified public accountants receive certificates (NY)

1941 - Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war

1970 - Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes People Democratic Republic of Yemen
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14704852
          https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ym.html

1989 - East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution

1998 - Exxon announced a $73.7 billion USD deal to buy Mobil, thus creating Exxon-Mobil, the world's largest company.


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Technology History
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Cricket History Highlights
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History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

5 December History and Importance of the Day


International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

771 - Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman.




1792 - George Washington re-elected USA  president


1492 - Columbus discovers Hispaniola (El Espanola/Haiti)
1912 - The Triple Alliance among Italy, Austria, and Germany (originally signed in 1882) is renewed for six years, beginning in 1914, a move inspired by instability in the Balkans
1914 - The Italian Parliament proclaims the neutrality of the country.
1932 - German physicist Albert Einstein granted a visa to enter America


1978 - USSR and Afghanistan signed friendship treat
         
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First Ph.d in Computer Science Subject was awarded
http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/December/5/

Tech History
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Cricket History
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6 December - History and Importance of the Day




1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica is published.
1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, banning slavery.
1877 - Washington Post publishes 1st edition
1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed. It took almost 50 years for its completion.
            http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec06.html
1922 - 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
1923 - 1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1992 – The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya (Birth place of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu), India was demolished by agitating mob.
2006 – NASA revealed photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.


Birthdays

1823 - Friedrich Max Müller, German orientalist (d. 1900)
1898 - Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)



Music History
http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/music/dec06.htm


Sports History
http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-10612631




History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

Monday, November 17, 2014

19 November History and Importance of the Day


World Toilet Day


1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico.
1544 - Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
1700 - Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
1863 - US President Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address
1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures
1998 - Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard bought at auction for $71.5 million US Dollars.


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Birthday Indira Gandhi
Birthday Jhansi Lakshmibai

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Sales Records - 2012




Call of Duty: Black Ops II is a  video game, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (Square Enix for Japan). It was released on November 13, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

Black Ops II is the ninth game in the Call of Duty franchise of video games and a sequel to the 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game was launched at 16,000 stores worldwide at midnight on November 13, 2012.

Black Ops II is the first game in the Call of Duty franchise to feature future warfare technology. It also offers a 3D display option.  Within 24 hours of going on sale, the game grossed over $500 million. The announcement of the record sale was made on 16 November 2012 by Activision. It went on to sell 7.5 million copies in the U.S. in November 2012, making it the highest grossing game of the month.  As of November 5, 2013, the game has sold 24.2 million copies.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops II" crossed more than $1 billion in retail sales by Nov. 27, its 15th day on sale. That's a day faster than last year's installment "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" reached the same mark. Analyst Evan Wilson at Pacific Crest Securities estimated that "Black Ops II" will sell 27.5 million units in the current fiscal quarter, up from 27 million for "Modern Warfare 3."

It has beaten theatrical box office, book, and video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell-through in dollars.



In September 2013, Take-Two announced that Grand Theft Auto Video game had grossed $800 million in its first day of release.


http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/16/entertainment/la-et-ct-new-call-of-duty-grosses-500-million-on-first-day-20121116

http://mashable.com/2012/11/18/black-ops-2/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Black_Ops_II

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/05/entertainment/la-et-ct-call-duty-black-ops-billion-20121205

16 November History and Importance of The Day



International Day for Tolerance

UNESCO Foundation Day
1945, 16 November
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/about-us/



13 - Triumphant procession of General Tiberius in Rome after seige of Germany.
1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever.
1532 - Francisco Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca
1632 - Battle at Lutzen: Swedish army  beats  army  under Von Wallenstein
1801 - First edition of New York Evening Post publised and circulated
1849 - Fyodor Dostoevsky was sentenced to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group. The sentence was later commuted to hard labor.
1907 - Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state
1914 - Federal Reserve System formally put in place.
1925 - American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
1938 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
1948 - Operation Magic Carpet - 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel
1950 - US president Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
2012 - 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time (Announcement)


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17 November History and Importance of The Day


1785 - Church of England was organized in New England
1800 - Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building
1831 - Ecuador and Venezuela were separated from Greater Colombia.
1869 - Suez Canal (Egypt) opened linking  Mediterranean & Red seas
1875 - American Theosophical Societywas founded by Madame Blavatsky & Col Olcott
1903 - In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia ceded the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gained rail and water outlets in the east
 1933 - United States recognized Soviet Union, opens trade
1945 - New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) was set by HJ Wilson of RAF
1970 - Douglas Engelbart received the patent for the first computer mouse.
1991 - 1st TV condom ad aired by FOX- TV.

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17 November - History of India

Sunday, November 9, 2014

This Day in History - 3 October - History and Importance of the Day


World Temperance Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJeJcnXRv-8
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Germany - National Day - 3 October
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1863 - President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

1929 - Yugoslavia became the official name of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

1932 - Iraq gained independence from Britain and joined the League of Nations.

1990 - Dissolution of East Germany and Official Unification of Germany (9 November 1989 - Demolition of Berlin Wall begins)




History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year