1)Birthday of Princess Victoria of Sweden (1977).
2)Bastille Day in France (1789) is celebrated as National Day.
The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and
arbitrary power of Louis, the 16th’s Ancient Regime.
On July 14th, 1789 the French mobs stormed the Bastille
and released the thousands of detainers. This marked
the triumph of French Revolution that proclaimed
the message of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
This epic day signifies the birth of French Republic.
3)Fire raging through an insane asylum in a Guatemala
city (1960), Guatemala (located in Central America ) killed
225 and severely injured 300 inmates.
4)Birthday (centenary year) of Terry Thomas (1911),
a distinctive English comic actor. He played the ”silly ass”
Englishman in dozens of films.His trademarks were a gap
in the front of his teeth, cigarette holder,ornate waistcoat
and carnation and a drawing upper-class voice.
He was famous for his portrayal of disreputable members
of upper classes, especially ”cads” with a ”toothbrush”
moustache and catch-phrases. In 1971, he was diagnosed
with Parkinson’s disease. He spent his last painful years
living off the charitable contributions of his friends and
admirers.He died in Busbridge Hall nursing home,
Godalming Surrey, a county located in the South
of England on January 8th,1990.
5)Mumbai Gas disaster (2010); deadly chlorine gas leaked
from a cylinder in a Mumbai Port Trust godown in Sewri
industrial area; 118 people were hospitalised after they
inhaled the deadly chlorine gas.
6)Death anniversary of Madan Mohan Kohli, a famous
music director of Indian Hindi cinema. He was born on
25th June, 1924 at Baghdad, Iraq. Later, his whole family
shifted to Mumbai.He won Filmfare award for his music
compositions in the film ”Veer Zaara.” He died on 14th
July, 1975 due to cirrhosis in the liver.
7)Death anniversary of William Henry Perkin (1907),
an English chemist,( U.K.) a pioneer of the aniline dye,
which revolutionized the textile industry. He was born
on 12th March, 1838.