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TODAY - Oct 24, 2016

Thought of the Day

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Today's Birthday

Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike
Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike Actress, English(1882)

An English actress who gave her finest performance as George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan.

Moss Hart
Moss Hart Playwright, American(1904)

An American playwright and lyricist who wrote comedy hits usually with George S. Kaufman, such as The Man who come to Dinner.

Tito Gobbi
Tito Gobbi Baritone, Italian(1913)

An Italian operatic baritone whose most famous roles were as Mozart's Don Giovanni and as Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca.

Bill Wyman
Bill Wyman Musician, English(1936)

An English musician, record producer and bass guitarist and founder of the Rolling Stones.

Rafael Trujillo
Rafael Trujillo Politician, Dominican(1891)

A Dominican politician, soldier and dictator

This day in History


The successful completion of the first transcontinental electric telegraph line has forced the closure of Pony Express Service.


Anna E. Taylor remains unhurt after going over Niagara Falls in a padded barrel to help pay the mortgage.


The U.N. "United Nations" was formally established.


Today, Concorde is making its final flights, after 27 years of supersonic travels.


The mother of civil rights movement, Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger in 1955, dies at the age of 92.

Man who made the difference

Rafael Trujillo (1891-1961)

Rafael Trujillo

A Dominican politician, soldier and dictator who was born on October 24, 1891, in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic. He joined Dominican army as a cadet in 1918. He was there till1921. Where, the members of the U.S. Marine Corps was trained him. Trujillo served as a brigadier general and commander in chief of the Dominican Republic's army. He became the elected President in 1930 without any opposition. Later he organized the Partido Dominicano (Dominican Party), which controlled the Dominican Republic for more than 30 years. He was the absolute dictator. He brought economic stability to his. During his time political freedom was not allowed to his countrymen. He encouraged many diplomatic and economic pacts with the United States., but his policies were not appreciated with other nations of Latin America. Due to his policies the Organization of American States censured his regime in 1960. On May 30, 1961, Trujillo was assassinated by military leaders and Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, Jr. his elder son succeeded him and became the head of the Dominican army.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal