August 05- Today in History

Today in History August 5
1391 Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews.
1763 Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac’s rebellion.
1762 Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.
1815 A peace treaty with Tripoli–which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis–brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858 The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861 Congress adopts the nation’s first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1864 The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.
1892 Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914 The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1914 The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1915 The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front.
1916 The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt.
1921 Mustafa Kemal is appointed virtual ruler of the Ottoman Empire.
1941 The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in the Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.
1951 The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.
1964 President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for the Gulf of Tonkin incident and asks Congress to go to war against North Vietnam.
1974 President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.
1981 President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.
1992 Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.
1995 Croatian forces capture the city of Knin, a Serb stronghold, during Operation Storm.
1997 The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, goes on trial.
2012 A gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, opens fire in a Sikh temple, killing six before committing suicide.
Born on August 5
1850 Guy de Maupassant, short story writer and author of “The Necklace.”
1876 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906 John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908 Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923 Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930 Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
1975 Ami Foster, television actress (Punky Brewster); nominated eight times for Young Actress Award.

An IT employee

  • An IT employee

– eats more cakes in a year than a christian🤣

– owns a set of tupperware bottles (1 red, 1 green, 1 voilet and 1 yellow to be precise)😅

– may miss important deadlines but not the essential snacks break🙊

– even celebrates birthdays of his managers

– gets happier on receiving ‘party money’ from onsite than his monthly salary😝

– eats shitty food at parties which costs 800-900 rs just to have good pics in a posh ambience

– eats dal bhaat after reaching home from such parties🤣

– knows more about recent flipkart offers than his own project

– is a master of availing cashback, discount and freebie offers

– ends up helping the customer care employee to whom he/she has called for help

– eagerly waits for friday every week to show off his dressing skills😝😝

– blows ballons, sticks ribbons on the ceilings, makes posters on festivals to impress the hottest guy/girl from the office (how dumb! No, wait! It actually works sometimes 😂😝)
– runs faster than usain bolt on receiving ‘sweets on my desk’ mail

– talks to strangers in the office only when there are sweets on their desk😂

– has goosebumps everytime he has to switch from hindi to english in a meeting

– always holds the door for the person next to him in the office but has the ability to kill all the people standing in the door of a train/bus to get in

– has excellence in getting a place in the lift during rush hours without looking unprofessional

– feels like an FBI agent everytime he swipes the card on the doorlock.

Life of software 😂😂

July 28 – Today in History

Today’s Highlights in History:

On July 28, 1945, a U.S. Army B-25 bomber flying in heavy fog crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing all three people in the plane and 11 people in the building. The U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.

On this date:

In 1540, King Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

In 1794, Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.

In 1821, Peru declared its independence from Spain.

In 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

In 1932, federal troops forcibly dispersed the so-called “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington to demand payments they weren’t scheduled to receive until 1945.

In 1959, in preparation for statehood, Hawaiians voted to send the first Chinese-American, Republican Hiram L. Fong, to the U.S. Senate and the first Japanese-American, Democrat Daniel K. Inouye, to the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 “almost immediately.”

In 1976, an earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an official estimate.

In 1977, Roy Wilkins turned over leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to Benjamin L. Hooks.

In 1984, the Los Angeles Summer Olympics opened.

In 1995, a jury in Union, South Carolina, rejected the death penalty for Susan Smith, sentencing her to life in prison for drowning her two young sons (Smith will be eligible for parole in 2024).

In 2002, nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.

Ten years ago: Vice President Dick Cheney, with a history of heart problems, had surgery to replace an implanted device that was monitoring his heartbeat.

Five years ago: Syria’s government launched an offensive to retake rebel-held neighborhoods in the nation’s commercial hub of Aleppo. At the London Olympics, Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen set the first world record, winning the women’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:28.43. Ryan Lochte of the U.S. won the men’s 400-meter individual medley in 4:05.18.

One year ago: Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Philadelphia, where she cast herself as a unifier for divided times as well as an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world while aggressively challenging Republican Donald Trump’s ability to do the same.


Courtsey : Associted Press