1)World Ice-cream Day is celebrated on 3rd Sunday
2)In Russia, Bolsheviks executed Tzar Nicholas 2nd
and family and ushered in Communism in the country.
3)International Criminal Justice Day.It marks the 13th year since
the passage of the Rome Statute in 1998, that created International
4)Birthday of Camilla Parker Bowles (1947), Duchess of Cornwall,
second wife of Prince Charles of Britain.
5)Death anniversary of M.P.Shankar (2008),
Sandalwood(Kannada film) actor and director.He was born
on 20th August, 1935. He dominated the villain space in
Kannada film industry for a decade. However, he will be
remembered as a director. He was a great lover of wild
animals and forests.All his films carried a message. Many
of his films like ”Gandhada Gudi”were strong commentaries
on dwindling forests and fate of wild animals.
6)Birthday of Rev. Benjamin Lewis Rice (1837).
He was born in Bangalore, Karnataka. He mastered
Kannada and translated 9,000 inscriptions from the
state. He was the first director of the Archaeology Department.
His most notable work is the ”Epigraphia Carnatica”, apart from
the ”Gazetteers” which are still the go-to books for informations
about the erstwhile Mysore State-writes Meera Iyer.
7)Birthday of Angela Merkel (1954), Chancellor of Germany.
8)—do—of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei(1939), Iran’s spiritual leader
and highest authority.
9)Padmashri award winner, Arcot Ramaswamy Mudaliar,
(b:October 14, 1887-d:July 17, 1976)was the last Diwan of
Mysore kingdom (from 1946 to 1949) and the first president
of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.He was
an Indian lawyer and statesman.
10)Tsunami in Java, Indonesia (2006); death toll–650.
11)An Alliance Air Boeing-737, crashed into a housing
complex near the Airport in Patna, killing 56 people
including 5 on the ground ( July 17,2000). The plane was flying to
Delhi via Patna and Lucknow.