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TODAY - Jun 25, 2024

Thought of the Day

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Today's Birthday

Lord Mountbatten
Lord Mountbatten Viceroy, British(1900)

A British admiral and colonial officer and Viceroy of India.

 
Antoni Gaudi
Antoni Gaudi Architect, Spanish(1852)

Architect and the author of Gaudi, art and design and Antoni Gaudi, Monuments by Gaudi.

 
Robert Venturi
Robert Venturi Architect, American(1925)

An American architect.

 
Walther Nernst
Walther Nernst Physicist, German(1864)

A German physicist who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1920.

 
George Orwell
George Orwell Novelist, British(1903)

British essayist, novelist and critic

This day in History

1876

A force of Sioux and Northern Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull wipes out about 260 U.S. cavalry soldiers led by Gen. Custer in the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

1944

The final strip of George Herriman's innovative "Krazy Kat" comic strip appears, two months after Herriman's death.

1950

The Korean War begins with the crossing of the 38th parallel into South Korea by North Korean troops.

1991

Slovenia and Croatia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. They are recognized as independent states by the European Community (now the European Union) in 1992.

2002

The U.S. telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. admits that it concealed $3.8 billion in expenses, the largest accounting fraud in U.S. history.

Man who made the difference

George Orwell (1903-1950)

George Orwell

British essayist, novelist and critic was born on 25th June 1903, in Motihari, India, where his father was a minor official of the customs service in British. He wrote book reviews, articles, and essays for a number of journals and worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation. The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell were published posthumously in four volumes in 1968. His other works include; Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four. Orwell's early books were highly autobiographical. His experiences as a dishwasher in Paris, a hop-picker in rural England, and a tramp in the English countryside provided the material for his first published book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), an account of the sordid conditions of the homeless poor. He died on January 21, 1950, London, United Kingdom.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal