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TODAY - Jul 22, 2017

Thought of the Day

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.

Today's Birthday

Edward Hopper
Edward Hopper Painter, American(1882)

An American realist painter who is most popularly known for his oil paintings.

 
Selman Waksman
Selman Waksman Inventor, Russian(1888)

A Russian-born, Jewish-American inventor microbiologist whose research for antibacterial substances in soil micro-organism led to the discovery of actinomycin and streptomycin.

 
Terence Stamp
Terence Stamp Actor, English(1938)

An English actor who star of some of the decade's most memorable films and appeared in more than 60 films.

 
Danny Glover
Danny Glover Actor, American(1946)

An American actor, director whose films include; Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple and Lethal Weapon 2.

 
Gregor Mendel
Gregor Mendel Botanist, Austrian(1822)

An Austrian monk and botanist whose tedious experiments resulted in the enunciation of two generalizations that later became known as the laws of heredity.

This day in History

1917

Aleksandr Kerensky is named prime minister of the Russian Provisional Government established after the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II. He only lasts in office until the Bolshevik revolution that fall.

1933

In his monoplane, the Winnie Mae, American aviator Wiley Post completes the first solo around-the-world flight. The flight takes him 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes.

1934

Bank robber John Dillinger, labeled by the FBI as "public enemy No. 1," is gunned down by federal agents as he leaves the Biograph Theater in Chicago.

1937

President Franklin Roosevelt suffers his first major legislative defeat when the U.S. Senate rejects his bid to expand the Supreme Court.

1977

The Chinese Communist Party expels the "Gang of Four," who had tried to seize power after the death of Mao Zedong. Deng Xiaoping is reinstated as deputy premier.

2004

The 9-11 Commission releases its report on the September 11 terrorist attacks. Among its findings is that Iraq had no part in the attacks, which contradicts claims of the Bush administration.

Man who made the difference

Gregor Mendel (1822-1884)

Gregor Mendel

An Austrian monk and botanist whose tedious experiments resulted in the enunciation of two generalizations that later became known as the laws of heredity was born on July 22, 1822, in Heinzendorf. He discovered the fundamental principles governing the inheritance of characters in living things and summarized them in the Law of Independent Segregation and the Law of Independent Assortment. He entered the Augustinian monastery which was known as a center of learning and scientific endeavor. Mendel published his important work on heredity in 1866. He died on January 6, 1884 in Brunn.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal