Saturday, December 19, 2015

19 December History and Importance of The Day

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
From 2012 changed to September 12

1927 – Three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan are executed by the British Empire.
1932 – BBC World Service begins broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service.
1961 – India takes over Daman and Diu from Portuguese occupation.

1963 - Zanzibar became independent from UK
1972 - Apollo 17  returned  to Earth

1998 – President Bill Clinton is impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached.
2010 – Sachin Tendulkar scores a record-breaking 50th Century in Test cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng.
2012 – Park Geun-hye becomes the first female president of South Korea.
2012 - Olivia Culpo of USA was crowned Miss Universe 2012

Video of announcement of Miss Universe


History of the Day 19 December Video


Birthdays of Globally Famous Persons - 19 December

Ricky Ponting (1974) -Austrlia - Cricket team captain
Anne Anastaci (1908,Psychologist),
George Davis Snell (1903, Immunogenetics, Nobel Laureate),
Albert Abraham Michelson (1852, speed of light, Nobel Laureate)

19 December History - India

19 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

History Videos for the day

Columbia University video lecture


History 18 December

History 20 December

BBC News 19 December

Friday, December 18, 2015

18 December History and Importance of The Day

International Migrants Day

218 BC - Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.
1271 – Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China.
1777 – The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October.
1941 - Japanese troops land on Hong Kong
1958 – Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched.
1961 - India liberated  Goa, Damao & Diu from Portuguese rule
1966 – Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.
1969 - Britain abolished death penalty
1973 – The Islamic Development Bank is founded.
2010 – Anti-government protests begin in Tunisia, heralding the Arab Spring.

Birthdays of  Globally Famous  Persons

Brad Pitt
J.J. Thomson (1856)
Joseph Stalin
Steven Spielberg

Video uploaded on 18 December 2012



18 December - India History

18 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

BBC - 18 December News

Thursday, December 17, 2015

17 December History and Importance of the Day

1777 - France recognizes independence of colonies of America
1903 – The Wright brothers make the first controlled powered, heavier-than-air flight in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1927 – Indian revolutionary Rajendra Lahiri is hanged in Gonda jail, Uttar Pradesh, India, two days before the scheduled date.
1928 – Indian revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru assassinate British police officer James Saunders in Lahore, Punjab, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai at the hands of the police. The three were executed in 1931.
1935 - First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.
1938 – Otto Hahn discovers the nuclear fission of the heavy element uranium, the scientific and technological basis of nuclear energy.


1778 – Humphry Davy, English chemist and physicist (d. 1829)
1908 - Willard Libby's Birthday - Libby developed Carbon-14 dating technique - Nobel Prize Winner



17 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

17 December - History of India

BBC - 17 December Important Events

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

15 December History and Importance of the Day

1593 - State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft

1792 - 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)

1877 - Thomas Edison patented phonograph

1970 - Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)

1978 - Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore

2009 - Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner made its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.



Birthdays of Famous Global Persons

Carl Hooper (1966) - West Indies - Cricket

15 December Asian History

15 December Indian History

15 December Jewish History

15 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

Music History 15 December

Games and Sports


 1978 - Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall (West Indies) against India at Bangalore

Sunday, December 13, 2015

13 December History and Importance of the Day

1642 - New Zealand discovered by Dutch navigator Abel Tasman

1816 - Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston

1903 - Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone (NJ)

1920 - League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague

1966 - Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 & 78

1996  -  The U.N. Security Council chose Kofi Annan of Ghana to be the United Nations seventh secretary-general.

2001 - India Parliament Attacked - Gunmen have broken through the security to attack the parliament building in New Delhi.

2003 -  Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces at a farmhouse in Adwar, near his hometown of Tikrit.

2012 - One billionth international tourist arrival in a year took place on this day.



13 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

13 December - History of India

Games and Sports History

1966 - Test debut of Clive Lloyd (West Indies), vs India Bombay, Made 82 & 78 runs
1970 - Greg Chappell (Australia) scored 108 on Test debut vs England at the WACA
1985 - David Boon's (Australia) first  Test century, made 123 vs India at Adelaide
1985 - Test debut of Merv Hughes, Geoff Marsh & Bruce Reid (Australia) against  India

Werner von Siemens (1816)

George Pólya, Hungarian-American mathematician (1887)

Talcott Parsons, American sociologist (1902)

Aga Khan IV

Ben Bernanke

Taylor Swift

Thursday, December 10, 2015

10 December History and Importance of The Day

Human Rights Day

1520 - Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant.

1901 - Nobel prizes announced for the first time. 1st Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to Jean Henri Dunant, Frederic Passy.

1915 - 10,000,000th model T Ford assembled

1932 - King Rama VII granted Thailand a constitution

1936 - King Edward VIII abdicated throne to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson

1948 - UN General Assembly adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The day being  celebrated as Human Rights Day.

1995 - Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)

2012 - Google began selling of US$99 laptops

10 December History - Video




1878 - Raja Gopalachary (Rajaji), India's freedom fighter and the first Governor General of independent India.

10 December Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

11 December History and Importance of The Day

  9 December History and Importance of The Day

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year

Thursday, December 3, 2015

3 December - History and Importance of the Day

International Day of Disabled Persons

1621 - Galileo invented telescope

1828 - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US

1835 - 1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy

1922 - 1st successful technicolor movie -Toll of the Sea - was shown in NYC
           History of Technicolor

1964 - Arrests of Free Speech Movement people in Berkeley, California

1984 - Worst Industrial Disaster - Bhopal - Union Carbide Gas Leakage Tragedy





Google made an advertisement for free and open internet on its home page


1960 - Daryl Hannah, Chicago, Illinois, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner)

1960 - Julianne Moore, Fayetteville North Carolina, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright)

4 December - History and Importance of the Day

2 December - History and Importance of the Day

History and Importance of the Day - Index of the Year