TODAY in HISTORY: JULY 18

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on July 18 Reuters 1936 – The Spanish Civil War began with a revolt at Melilla in what was then Spanish Morocco. 1969 – U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy’s car went off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. 1994 – […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MARCH 05

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Mar 05 Reuters 1945 – First flight of Gloster Meteor, Britain’s first combat jet. 1953 – Soviet dictator Josef Stalin (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) died after three decades in power. 1953 – Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev died on the same day as Stalin; best known […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MARCH 04

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Mar 04 Reuters 1913 – Woodrow Wilson was sworn in as 28th U.S. president, only the second Democrat to hold the office since the Civil War.“ 1922 – Inauguration of U.S. President Warren G. Harding. 2001 – Cows and sheep destroyed in Scotland after […]

TODAY in HISTORY: MARCH 01

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Mar 01 Reuters 1932 – The 20-month-old son of the American aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped; he was found dead in May. 1999 – General Olusegun Obasanjo was declared Nigeria’s president-elect. 2001 – The Fiji Court of Appeal ruled that Fiji’s military-backed ethnic-Fijian-dominated interim […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 28

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 28 Reuters1922 – Britain formally declared Egypt’s independence, but retained control of the Suez Canal and the country’s defence. 1994 – South Korean, 73, breaks record with 612 chin-ups 1996 – British luxury ship Sajafjord under tow in South China Sea after losing […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 27

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 27 Reuters 1933 – Fire destroyed Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag. 1973 – Native Americans began an occupation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, scene of a massacre in 1890. 1990 – Nelson Mandela arrived in Zambia on his first foreign trip since his […]

Heads, hands and hearts: How ‘Globotics’ will change worklife

Book: The Globotics Upheaval-Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work; Author: Richard Baldwin; Publisher: Orion/Hachette India; Pages: 292; Price: Rs 699 Saket Suman IANS Predictions about job crisis that the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence may unleash in developing as well as developed nations have been doing the rounds for some years now but […]

Cricket on the warpath

Yajurvindra Singh IANS The attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)men in Pulwana by an Indian born and bred Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant has aroused a feeling of hatred and revenge in the mind of each and every Indian. The troubles in Kashmir, with no concrete solution in sight since the time of partition, has now […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 26

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 26 Reuters 1901 – The leaders of the Boxer Rebellion in China, Chi-hsui and Hsu Cheng-yu, were beheaded in public. 1969 – Levi Eshkol, Israeli prime minister since 1963, died in office. 1993 – A bomb at New York’s World Trade Center killed […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 25

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 25 Reuters 1921 – Russian soldiers capture Tbilisi and declare the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. 1948 – In Czechoslovakia, President Edvard Benes accepted the resignations of non-Communist ministers. Communists took control of the government in the “February Coup”. 1964 – Cassius Clay (later […]

World’s youth are being left behind

Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service Globally, youth are being left behind in education and employment, threatening the future vision of sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous societies. In a new report, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) highlight the need to pay attention to and invest in youth as they are critical to […]

TODAY in HISTORY: FEBRUARY 22

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on Feb 22 Reuters 1924 – Calvin Coolidge became the first U.S. president to give a radio broadcast from the White House. 1942 – Stefan Zweig, the Austrian writer, committed suicide in Brazil. 1980 – Israel introduced a new currency, the shekel, replacing the pound. […]

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