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TODAY - May 08, 2021

Thought of the Day

Prejudices are what fools use for reason.

Today's Birthday

Henry Dunant
Henry Dunant Philosopher, Swiss(1828)

A Swiss Philosopher who was the first to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder of the Red Cross.

 
Edmund Wilson
Edmund Wilson Writer, American(1895)

An American writer and critic historian.

 
Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini Director, Italian(1906)

An Italian film director whose most notable works include such as Roma citta aperta to the movement.

 
Sonny Liston
Sonny Liston Boxer, American(1932)

An American professional heavyweight boxer known for his toughness and punching power.

 
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman President, American(1884)

In the history of United States, he is known as the President who attempted many controversial decisions.

This day in History

1794

Antoine Lavoisier, considered the founder of modern chemistry, is guillotined by the revolutionary authorities in Paris.

1886

John Pemberton, Atlanta pharmacist invents Coca-Cola.

1945

V-E Day (Victory in Europe Day) officially goes into effect on the day after Germany surrendered unconditionally to Allied forces.

1967

World heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing to be inducted into the U.S. Army for religious reasons.

1973

Ending a 71-day siege, armed supporters of the American Indian Movement surrender to federal officials at Wounded Knee, S.D.

2007

Israeli archaeologists announce the discovery of the long-sought tomb of Herod the Great, king of Judea. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the "Massacre of the Innocents."

Man who made the difference

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

Harry S. Truman

An American who served as The President of Untied States, was born on 8th May, 1884, in Missouri. In the history of United States, he is known as the President who attempted many controversial decisions. During his time he accepted various challenges to take difficult decisions. The United States joined the UN the United Nations as a charter member during Truman's administration and (NATO) North Atlantic Treaty Organization sponsored the Truman Doctrine. He also played an important role in the fighting in the Korean War during the three years time 1950 to 1953. The 33rd president of the United States was died on December 26, 1972, Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal