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TODAY - Jan 21, 2017

Thought of the Day

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Today's Birthday

Ethan Allen
Ethan Allen Philosopher, American(1738)

An American philosopher, writer and American Revolutionary War patriot.

 
Christian Dior
Christian Dior Fashion Designer, French(1905)

A French fashion designer who led the foundation of one of the world's top fashion houses.

 
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas Actor, American(1925)

An American film actor and singer, best known for his role Kojak.

 
Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus Golfer, American(1940)

An American professional golfer who is widely regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all the time.

 
Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson Soldier, American(1824)

An American soldier, who is regarded as a skilled tactician and an outstanding leader.

This day in History

1846

The first edition of Daily News, edited by Charles Dickens is published in London.

1907

Taxi cabs are officially recognized in Britain.

1924

Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, the father of the Russian Revolution dies at age 54.

1954

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the 319-foot-long Nautilus, is launched by the United States at Groton, Connecticut.

1997

Delhi becomes the first city of India to use propane gas as fuel on a trail base for 50 auto-rickshaws.

Man who made the difference

Stonewall Jackson (1824-1863)

Stonewall Jackson

An American soldier, who is regarded as a skilled tactician and an outstanding leader, was born on 21st January, 1824, in Clarksburg. He was educated at the Military Academy of United States. Until 1848, he took part in the Mexican War from West Point. In 1851, he served as an instructor at the Virginia Military Institute. To enter in the Confederate army, he left Virginia Military Institute. Immediately, he was commissioned a colonel. Soon he was appointed as a brigadier general. In 1861, at the First Battle of Bull Run, Jackson earned fame. Now he was known as one of the ablest Confederate commanders. He earned his popular nickname from this battle too, where they fought against the Union forces and his troops stood "like a stone wall," He died on May 10, 1863, in Guinea, Virginia United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal