1)Birthday of Sourav Ganguly (1972), Indian cricketer.
2)—do—-ofNitu Sigh (1958), cine actress and wife of Rishi Kapur,
3)Birthday of Late Jyothi Basu (1914), the ex-chief minister of West
Bengal. The veteran C.P.M. leader, dies on January, 17th 2010.
4)Death anniversary of Chandrashekhar, the 11th P.M. of India.
He was born on 1st July 1927.
5)World Allergy Day. World Allergy Organisation, in association
with the ”Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Disease
Programme” of W.H.O. designed the World Allergy Day to encourage
awareness and education in allergies particularly childhood asthma,
a chronic allergic respiratory disease.
6)Death anniversary of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1822), English
Romantic poet who rebelled against English politics and
conservative values. He employed mythological themes
and figures from Greek poetry, that gave an exalted tone
for his visions.He died on July 8, 1822, in a boat mishap ,
when his small schooner in which he was returning to
Lerici, sank due to storm. This radical poet, spent most
of his short, tragic life in semi obscurity in exile. He was
born on 4th August, 1792.
7)Portugese explorer, Vasco da gama (1460-1524), sailed from
Lisbon, Portugal on 1497, with a fleet of 4 ships, heading to
the East. He discovered an ocean route from Portugal To the East.
8)Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964),
inaugurated the world’s longest Bhakra-Nangal Dam at
Punjab on July 8, 1954.This highest gravity dam, built
across the river Sutlej is located at a distance of about
116kms from Chandigarh.It was dedicated to Nation
by late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on November 20th, 1963.
9)On July 8, 1947 General Roger Ramey changed the story
of a recovered crashed disk near Roswell,New Maxico to that
of a retrieved Rawin weather balloon.This was the informal
beginning of the now 64-year truth embargo regarding the
extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.For this
reason July 8 was chosen as World Disclosure Day by
Washington D.C.-Paradigm Research Group. The purpose of
World Disclosure Day is to provide a focal point for people and
organisations to come together to assert their right to know and
demand cosmic truths being withheld from them by their governments.
10)An experimental, solar powered, glider-like giant aircraft completes
a 26 hour flight in Payerne, Switzerland. The solar impulse HB -SIA, which
is a lightweight carbon fibre plane,relies on 12,000 solar cells on its 64 meter
wings to charge the batteries that provide the energy for its four, 10-horsepower
electric propeller engines.Bertrand Piccard is the Swiss president of the project.
France’s Altran is the project’s engineer partner.