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TODAY - Jul 27, 2017

Thought of the Day

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Today's Birthday

Allan Border
Allan Border Cricketer, Australian(1955)

An Australian cricketer who served as the Captain and holds the world record of 156 Test matches.

 
Erno Dohnanyi
Erno Dohnanyi Composer, Hungarian(1877)

A Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor.

 
Alexandre Dumas fils
Alexandre Dumas fils Writer, French(1824)

A French writer, novelist and dramatist.

 
Peggy Fleming
Peggy Fleming Skater, American(1948)

An American former figure skater who won three-time World Champion and Olympic Champion in Ladies'.

This day in History

1694

The Bank of England is founded by Parliament with capital of 1.2 million to fund the siege of Namur in the Spanish Netherlands.

1866

An operation organized by American financier Cyrus West Field completes the first Atlantic cable allowing regular telegraph communication between the United States and Europe.

1921

In search of a treatment for diabetes, Canadian physiologists Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best are the first to isolate the hormone insulin.

1940

Bugs Bunny makes his film debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon "A Wild Hare," directed by Tex Avery.

1953

The United Nations, North Korea and China sign an armistice agreement ending the Korean War and creating a demilitarized buffer zone between North and South Korea. South Korea refuses to sign the accord.

1996

On the same day that a bomb explodes in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park, killing one person, Canada's Donovan Bailey wins the men's 100 meters, setting a new world record of 9.84 seconds.

Man who made the difference

Peggy Fleming (1948)

Peggy Fleming

An American figure skater who developed freestyle routines that showed great artistry and her training in ballet was born on 27th July 1948 in California. She won the first of several junior titles at various United States competitions. At the 1968 Winter Olympics, she was the winner of the women's figure skating gold medal. Fleming won the world title in 1966, 1967, and 1968. After Fleming's victory at the 1968 world championships, she retired from competitive skating. Fleming later toured in professional ice skating shows and was noted for her figure skating specials on television. She also became a television commentator.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal