World Olympics Day

Every year International Olympic Day is observed on June 23. The day is celebrated for sports and health, where people associated with sports come together to promote and practice mass sports.  In 1947, Doctor Gruss, a Czech member of the International Olympic Committee, proposed the notion of a World Olympic Day. The day was commemorated …

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World Earth Day

Every year on April 22, we celebrate our mother earth with ‘World Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the Modern Environmental Movement What were 3 problems that led to the creation of Earth Day? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to …

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Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April It marks Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Also known as Bhim Jayanti, it is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian polymath and civil rights activist. Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is widely regarded as the founder of …

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1878, The World’s First Telephone Directory Issued

On February 21, 1878 the New Haven District Telephone Company issued its first list of subscribers–a broadside listing about 50 subscribers with no telephone numbers included. This telephone directory booklet or pamphlet contained the names and addresses of 391 subscribers who paid $22 per year for service.  The advertisers included physicians and carriage companies. Customers …

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Indian Independence Day

Independence Day in India occurs on August 15 of every year. It celebrates the date in 1947 when the Indian Independence Act came into effect, which established India and Pakistan as separate countries, no longer under British imperialist rule. (In Pakistan, Independence Day is celebrated on August 14th.)