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TODAY - Jun 23, 2017

Thought of the Day

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.

Today's Birthday

Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova Modernist, Russian(1888)

A Russian modernist and poet.

 
Alfred Kinsey
Alfred Kinsey Biologist, American(1894)

An American biologist and sex researcher.

 
Alan Turing
Alan Turing Mathematician, British(1912)

A British mathematician and computer scientist

 
Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse Dancer, American(1927)

An American choreographer and director.

 
Wilma Rudolph
Wilma Rudolph Athlete, American(1940)

An American track-and-field athlete who won the James E. Sullivan Memorial Award given annually by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.

This day in History

1947

Despite the veto of President Harry Truman, the U.S. Congress passes the Taft-Hartley Act, which significantly restricts the ability of labour unions to organize.

1961

The Antarctic Treaty which was signed on 1st December 1959 comes into effect.

1980

Sanjay Gandhi son of Indira Gandhi was killed in an air crash.

1991

The International Monetary Fund agrees to offer associate membership to the Soviet Union.

2004

A fire in a Youth Hostel kills 15 backpackers in the town of children's Australia.

Man who made the difference

Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994)

Wilma Rudolph

An American track-and-field athlete who won the James E. Sullivan Memorial Award given annually by the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU) to the nation's top amateur athlete, was born on 23rd June 1940 in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee. At the age of 4, she suffered from the disease polio and till 11 she was not able to walk properly. In high school, she became an outstanding basketball player. At Olympics in Rome in 1960, she won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and ran the anchor (last) leg on the winning 4 x 100-meter relay team. She was the first American woman to win three track-and-field gold medals at a single Olympic Games. B She died on November 12, 1994, Brentwood, Tennessee, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal