Saturday, December 27, 2014

27 December History and Importance of the Day

North Korea - Constitution Day - Enactment of new constitution in 1972

1922 – Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
1927 - Stalin's faction won All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled
1934 - Shah of Persia declared Persia as Iran
1942 - The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia was founded.
1945 - International Monetary Fund and World Bank founded
1972 - New North Korean constitution came into effect
1976 - Albania constitution came effect
1979 – The Soviet Union invades the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.
2007 – Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated in a shooting incident.


Marlene Dietrich - Hollywood actor



New York Times Selections 27 December

27 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

27 December - History of India

BBC News - 27 December

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

24 December History and Importance of The Day

Christmas Eve

1851 – Library of Congress burns.
1924 – Albania becomes a republic.
1946 - 4th French republic established
1951 – Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya.
1954 - Laos gains its independence
1968 – The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast.
1999 – Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacked in Indian airspace between Kathmandu, Nepal, and Delhi, India; The aircraft was taken to Kandahar, Afghanistan. On December 31, Indian Government handed over some terrorists and got the release of 190 survivors (1 passenger killed).


1904 – Joseph M. Juran, Romanian-American engineer and Quality Management Guru (d. 2008)
1923 – George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
1986 – Riyo Mori, Japanese model, Miss Universe 2007



24 December - History of India

24 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

24 December - Russian History

BBC News - 24 Dec

Monday, December 15, 2014

28 May - History and Importance of The Day

Azerbaijan National Day

Ethiopia National Day

1156 - Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet
1521 - Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
1674 - German Parliament declares war on France

1901 - Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
1918 - Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic
1919 - Armenia declares it's Independence
1936 - Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
1961 - Amnesty International was founded by London lawyer Peter Berenson. He read about the arrest of a group of students in Portugal then launched a one-year campaign to free them called Appeal for Amnesty. Today Amnesty International has  members in 150 countries working to free prisoners of conscience, stop torture and the death penalty, and guarantee human rights for women.
1962 - US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1998 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

2002 - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2004 - The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
2007 - China's CSI 300 Stock Market Index rose above 4000 mark for the first time. It touched the peak of 4090.57. The CSI 300 was valued at 46 times earnings, maing it the most expensive market in the Asia-Pacific Region.
2008 - The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806). He became British prime minister at age 24 and served from 1783 to 1801 and again from 1804 to 1806.

All-around athlete Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) was born near Prague, Oklahoma. He won the pentathlon and decathlon events at the 1912 Olympic Games. .

28 May Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Sunday, December 7, 2014

7 December History and Importance of the Day

International Civil Aviation Day

1783 - William Pitt Jr (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister

1877 - Thomas A Edison demonstrated the gramophone

1900 - Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, near Berlin, discovers the law of black body emission.

1917 - US declared war on Austria during World War I
1926 - Gas refrigerator patented
1941 - Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor

 - Wall Street Journal's Report on the Pearl Harbor Attack



Knowledge History - Science, Engineering, and Management - 7 December

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

Monday, December 1, 2014

2 December - History and Importance of the Day

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
UAE National Day

1409 - The University of Leipzig opened
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor of France in Paris

1812 - James Madison was re-elected president of USA

1840 - William H Harrison elected 9th President of USA

1852 - Louis Napoleon became emperor

1908 - Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne as emperor at the age of two
          Pu Yi was made a gardener by the communist regime.

1957 - In USA, first large scale nuclear power plant opened - Shippingport Pen

1961 - Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism
1970 - Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
1971 - Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars

1971 - UAE National Day - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates

1976 - Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.
1982 - 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (University of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1990 - 1st time 12 people in space

History events - YouTube Video


Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management - 2 December

Technology History


Cricket history


2012 News

A small portion of a tunnel in Japan collapsed. 100 metre long section of Sasago tunnel,  on the Chugo Express Highway close to Tokyo caved in and concrete slabs fell on cars. Some car caught fire and smoke filled the tunnel. Rescue works are going on
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History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year