Calendar....as we know it is a formatted time table for us to schedule our tasks, keep track of future dates, upcoming festivals; most importantly holidays and weekends.
Is there any importance of the calendar apart from these things. for example, does today's date i.e. 14 October 2013; does it have any value ? Is there any relevance of this date after today ? or is it just another day and another date.
Whilst search I came across many events. Shared below are some emminent and remarkable things.
Let's see whether any of the yesteryear's 14th October has earned a name for itself.
1773 – The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1882 – University of the Punjab is founded in a part of India that later became West Pakistan.
1884 – The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paperstrip photographic film.
1922 - 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in New York City
1926 Alan Alexander Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" released
1947 – Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound - over the high desert ofSouthern California - and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.
1956 – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the Indian Untouchable caste leader, converts to Buddhism along with 385,000 of his followers.
1968 – Apollo program: The first live TV broadcast, by American astronauts in orbit, was performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
1968 – Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds.
1979 – The first Gay Rights March on Washington, D.C., the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, demands "an end to all social, economic, judicial, and legal oppression of lesbian and gay people", and draws 200,000 people.
1981 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected as the President of Egypt one week after the assassination of the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat.
1986 Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize
1988 Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize
1994 – The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.
2012 – Felix Baumgartner jumps from the stratosphere to try to break the record of the highest freefall jump, at an altitude of 39,068 meters (128,018 ft)
1542 – Akbar, Mughal emperor (d. 1605)1643 – Bahadur Shah I, Mughal emperor (d. 1712)
1894 – E. E. Cummings, American poet (d. 1962)
1914 – Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1927 – Roger Moore, English actor
1931 – Nikhil Banerjee, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 1986)
1939 – Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer, founded the Ralph Lauren Corporation
1976 – Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lankan cricketer
1978 – Usher, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1981 – Gautam Gambhir, Indian cricketer
1984 – Baby Fae, American baby who received a baboon heart transplant (d. 1984)
NOW LET'S THINK AGAIN.....IS TODAY IMPORTANT AS A DAY, OR CAN WE MAKE IT ????
To know more about calendar please refer to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar
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