50 stars in the American flag represent 50 states of the Unites states of America. Thirteen horizontal stripes alternating red and white and 50 white stars of alternating numbers of six and five per row on a blue field – this resolution for flag was adopted today in 1777. It all started with just 13 stars […]Read More 14 June : The Story of American Flag
A film released today in 1982 continued to be the the highest-grossing film of all time, for eleven years. The film was Extra-Terrestrial (ET), a Steven Spielberg film. It was the highest-grossing film of the 1980s. Budget – $10.5 million Box office collections – $792.9 million The record was broken until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it […]Read More 11 June : A great round of applause for ET !
Quack ! Quack ! That’s how all of us wish the famous Cartoon Character Donald Duck a very happy birthday. Since 1934, this day is celebrated as the National Donald Duck Day. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. Since then the journey continues and has made […]Read More 9 June : World’s favourite duck – ‘The Donal Duck’
It all began today in 1975 i.e. 42 years ago. The day came almost after four years when one day International cricket match was played. It was played in England and were used to be called as Prudential cup coz of the sponsors. The matches then, consisted of 60 six-ball overs per team. The first […]Read More 7 June : Happy “Cricket World Cup” Day
Who amongst us would not have played Tetris ? The tile matching puzzle video game was released today in 1984. It was originally designed and programmed by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra – (all of the game’s pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov’s favourite sport. Tetris’ […]Read More 6 June : Let’s play ‘Tetris’ today – The tile matching puzzle game
Today Tamil was declared as a classical language. It was the first Indian language to be declared as a classical language in 2004. Tamil is one of the 22 languages under schedule 8 of the constitution of India. Tamil is an official language of two countries, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It has official status in the […]Read More 6 june : First classical language of India – Tamil
Since 1960 to 2014, the story remains the same, only the name changes. Number of states kept on increasing from 14 to 29. Gujarat was the first state to be carved out of the existing ones and Telangana is the most recent one. Today is the day when Telangana was born in 2014. Today is […]Read More 2 June : Telangana – a state or a mission ?
“When I was five I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries… When I heard that this was acting, […]Read More 1 June : Style icon Marilyn Monroe born today
This is the first video uploaded on Youtube – “Me at the zoo”. It was uploaded at 8:27 p.m. on April 23, 2005 by the site’s cofounder Jawed Karim, with the username “jawed” and recorded by his high school friend. Transcript : Alright, so here we are in front of the, uh, elephants. Uh. The cool […]Read More 23 Apr : First video on Youtube – A revolution on Internet
Bullet trains are our future and we are eagerly waiting for those days. But today let’s remember the first passenger train that ran in India. It has been 164 years that Railways was introduced to India. On April 16th, 1853, at 3:35pm, the first train in India leaves Bombay for Thane. First proposal for a […]Read More 16 Apr : Trains running in India for 164 years now