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TODAY - Sep 24, 2020

Thought of the Day

We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

Today's Birthday

William F. Friedman
William F. Friedman Cryptographer, American(1891)

An American US Army cryptographer who led the team that discovered the key to the Japanese Purple cipher.

 
Linda McCartney
Linda McCartney Musician, American(1941)

An American musician, animal rights activist and entrepreneur married to ex-Beatle Paul McCartney.

 
Anthony Newley
Anthony Newley Actor, English(1931)

An English actor and songwriter who made his name as a child in the film Oliver Twist, in which he played the Artful Dodger.

 
Svetlana Beriosova
Svetlana Beriosova Dancer, British(1998)

A Lithuanian-born British beautiful and elegant prima ballerina who danced with The Royal Ballet.

This day in History

1869

Panic hit Wall Street as the bottom fell out of the gold market and the entire stock market followed it down.

1877

Japan's modern army crushed a rebellion by 40,000 feudal samurai warriors fighting for their old way of life and their honour.

1960

The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched at Newport, Virginia.

1980

Iraq invaded Iran in force and destroyed the huge oil refinery at Abadan as months of border incident flared into full scale war.

2009

India's first unnamed lunar probe, Chandrayaan 1, discovers large amount of water on the Moon.

Man who made the difference

Svetlana Beriosova (1932-1998)

Svetlana Beriosova

A Lithuanian-born British, Dancer whose elegant classical style and aristocratic-look inspired many ballerinas was born on 24th September 1932 in Kaunas, Lithuania, She danced with the Royal Ballet of England for more than 20 years. Her father Nicholas Beriosov was a choreographer and Ballet dancer.She took her first ballet instruction from her father and began her professional training with Ludmilla Schollar and Anatole Vilzak. Her notable leading roles include; the title role in Cranko's Antigone, the Snow Queen in Casse Noisette, in Kenneth MacMillan's Le Baiser de la fee as a fairy, in Coppelia as Swanilda, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Belle Rose in John Cranko's The Prince of the Pagodas, in Frederick Ashton's Enigma Variations as Lady Elgar and the leading role in Giselle and Maina Gielgud's Steps, Notes and Squeaks. In 1975, she took retirement and became an outstanding coach for young dancers. She was a great lover of animals and loved books, painting and children. She died London 10 November 1998 in Kensington, London, United Kingdom.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal