On 31 Jan 1915, poisonous gases were used as weapon in World War I for the first time. Germany attacked Russia with 18,000 gas shells in the Battle of Bolimow. The attack proved unsuccessful or not that effective because of the cold weather, as instead of vaporizing, the chemical froze and failed to have the […]Read More 31 Jan : Who used poisonous gas as weapon for the first time ?
On 30 January, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the nation, was assassinated. Friday has some sort of a significance in Gandhi’s life. He played a crucial role in freeing India from the British rule and the country became independent on August 15, 1947, which happened to be on a Friday. He was also born on […]Read More 30 Jan : The unknown ‘Mahatma’
Beating Retreat – Every year on 29th of January, India celebrates the end of Republic day festivities with the performance of bands of the three wings of the military – the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. From 2016, bands of Central Armed Police Forces and the Delhi Police also participated. Fabulous lighting and […]Read More 29 Jan : Delhi beats every year on this day, but why ?
Car run by petrol was made official, today, in 1886. Although it looked like an auto rickshaw, but it was the World’s first automobile. German engineer Karl Benz made it possible way back in 1885. While riding a bicycle, Karl Benz dreamt of a totally mechanised vehicle. Thus, he became the inventor of the first […]Read More 29 Jan : World’s first petrol car became official
Just 73 seconds after the launch of Challenger on 28 January 1986, a booster engine failed leading to disintegration of Shuttle Challenger killing all 7 crew members aboard. This was a sad yet eye opening incident in the history of space exploration. It was later determined that cold weather, combined with a design flaw, led […]Read More 28 Jan : All challenges left behind by ‘Challenger’
Technically perfect size and shape, intelligently manufactured to be built in a particular way, safe for children and not confined to a particular age group – Lego Bricks have been entertaining everyone since 1949, when they were first manufactured. – The LEGO Group patented the LEGO brick with the familiar tubes inside and studs on […]Read More 28 Jan : Rewind your childhood with Lego Bricks
“We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.” Thomas Alva Edison, 1879 This was the core thought of inventing the first commercially practical incandescent light or the electric bulb in 21 October, 1879. Edison first demonstrated his incandescent light bulb to the public on December 31, 1879. But it was […]Read More 27 Jan : Lighting the world made so easy officially
The man who created the ‘Common man’ or the ‘Aam Aadmi’ died today in 2015. On the death anniversary of the famous Cartoonist R K Laxman, let’s remember his ‘Aam Aadmi’. I drew objects that caught my eye outside the window of my room – the dry twigs, leaves and lizard-like creatures crawling about, the servant chopping firewood and, […]Read More 26 Jan : World lost the ‘Common man’ creator
Till 1954, Republic day was celebrated at different venues like Red fort, Ramlila ground, Irwin stadium (now National stadium) and Kingsway (now Rajpath). Calling special guests on Republic day has been a tradition since 1950. Although 10 times no special guest was called for the Republic day Parade. (1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1964, […]Read More 26 Jan : Known-unknown facts about Republic day
India celebrates 26 January as its Republic day, Poorna Swaraj Day and making Hindi as its official language. That means 3 in 1 celebrations. But there was a time when this day was celebrated as Independence day. Way back in 1930, Indian young leaders decided to attain complete independence or ‘Poorna Swaraj’. A resolution was […]Read More 26 Jan : Three-in-one celebrations for India