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TODAY - Jun 26, 2017

Thought of the Day

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.

Today's Birthday

Lord Kelvin
Lord Kelvin Engineer, Irish(1824)

An Irish mathematician and physicist.

 
Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck Novelist, American(1892)

An American novelist best known for the Good Earth.

 
Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre Actor, Hungarian(1904)

A Hungarian actor whose many films include Crime and Punishment, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.

 
Laurie Lee
Laurie Lee Poet, British(1914)

A British poet and author of the autobiographies Cider with Rosie and As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

 
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Athlete, American(1911)

An American athlete, who is regarded as the greatest female athlete and one of the top professional golfers in history

This day in History

1483

In a royal drama later told by Shakespeare, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, takes the crown of England as Richard III, following the death of King Edward IV and the imprisonment of the young Edward V.

1858

China and Britain sign the Treaty of Tianjin, bringing a temporary end to the Second Opium War.

1870

In Atlantic City, N.J., the world's first oceanside boardwalk is completed.

1894

Railroad workers led by Eugene V. Debs begin a national strike in sympathy with employees at the Pullman railcar company. Later, troops sent by President Grover Cleveland put a violent end to the strike.

1925

"The Gold Rush," Charlie Chaplin's epic comedy set in Alaska, opens. A critical and popular success, it is immediately acclaimed as a landmark in film history.

1945

The United Nations charter is signed by 50 countries in San Francisco after two months of negotiations.

1948

Following the Soviet Union's blockade of the western sectors of Berlin, the United States, Great Britain and France begin airlifting supplies into the city.

1963

President John F. Kennedy is received enthusiastically by the residents of West Berlin, divided from the eastern half of the city by the Berlin Wall, when he tells them, "Ich bin ein Berliner."

2003

The U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision striking down a Texas law banning sodomy between consenting adults, reversing its own 1986 decision in Bowers v. Hardwick.

Man who made the difference

Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956)

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

An American athlete, who is regarded as the greatest female athlete and one of the top professional golfers in history was born on 26th June 1911 Mildred Didriksen in Port Arthur, Texas. In her teens Didrikson twice won a place on the All-American women's basketball team and established three national records in track-and-field events. At the 1932 Olympic Games she not only won gold medals but also set records in the javelin throw. She captured the United States women's amateur championship in 1946 and won the U.S. Women's Open three times (1948, 1950, and 1954). Didrikson was one of the founding members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour in the late 1940s. Didrikson received numerous honors such as a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, National Track and Field Hall of Fame, and International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Her autobiography, This Life I've Led, was published in 1955.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal