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    1533 – In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
    1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
    1871 – Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the Han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration.
    1965 The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Shine on the world like loving sunlight (Rumi).
    The most important principle of environment: you are not the only element (Mahavira)
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    Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
    (Buddha).

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      September 15 2016 Google shows Doodle for Aviator Jean Batten’s 107th birthdayThe Search Engine Google is showing a Doodle in few Countries for Jean Batten’s 107th birthdayJean Batten was a New Zealand aviatorIn the 1930s, female aviator Jean Batten took the skies by storm and brought the winds of change with her. After two failed attempts to fly from England to Australia, Jean made her comeback with a record-breaking return journey in 1934. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DXyopabeOo

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        SACK OF DAMASCUS BY TIMUR, MARCH 24, 1401.

        At the end of the year 1400 Timur, the Turco-Mongol conqueror, besieged Damascus. The Mamluk sultan dispatched a deputation from Cairo, including Ibn Khaldun, who negotiated with him, but after their withdrawal he put the city to sack. The Umayyad Mosque was burnt and men and women taken into slavery. A huge number of the city's artisans were taken to Timur's capital at Samarkand. These were the luckier citizens: many were slaughtered and their heads piled up in a field outside the north-east corner of the walls, where a city square still bears the name burj al-ru'us, originally "the tower of heads".
        Rebuilt, Damascus continued to serve as a Mamluk provincial capital until 1516, when the Ottomans successfully captured the region from the Mamluk Sultanate.
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        Everyone knows "Jaws" was Chuck Norris's Goldfish, but not many folk know that "Godzilla" was Faris Udeen's pet Iguana.

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          April 18, 2017 the search engine Google shows a Doodle for 98th Birthday of Esther Afua Ocloo, in few countries. The Google Doodle shows Esther Afua Ocloo empowering the women of Ghana with the tools to improve their lives and communities.

          Esther Afua Ocloo (April 18, 1919, Peki Dzake - February 8, 2002) was a Ghanaian entrepreneur and pioneer of microlending. She was born Esther Afua Nkulenu.


          She was one of the founders of Women's World Banking in 1976, with Michaela Walsh and Ela Bhatt, and served as its first chair of trustees. She received the 1990 Africa Prize for Leadership.

          She was a founding member of religious groups such as the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Madina (a suburb of Accra) and the Unity Group of Practical Christianity (Ghana). She also assisted in forming a women’s group in the E.P Church known as Bible Class with the aim of studying the bible and home management.


          She served on the synod committee of the E.P Church for 12 years.

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            The Search Engine Google is showing this Doodle for the 115th Anniversary of the Antikythera Mechanism's Discovery on May 17 2017


            The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes


            The Antikythera Mechanism tracked planetary positions, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and even signaled the next Olympic Games.


            It was probably also used for mapping and navigation. A dial on the front combines zodiacal and solar calendars, while dials on the back capture celestial cycles. Computer models based on 3-D tomography have revealed more than 30 sophisticated gears, housed in a wooden and bronze case the size of a shoebox.


            All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum, in Athens, along with a number of artistic reconstructions of how the mechanism may have looked.

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              Google Honor Mohawk Native American activist Richard Oakes with Doodle


              The Search Engine Google is showing this Doodle in U.S for the Richard Oakes’ 75th Birthday on May 22 2017


              Richard Oakes was a Mohawk Native American activist who promoted the fundamental idea that Native peoples have a right to sovereignty, justice, respect and control over their own destinies.


              His legacy reflects the struggles of Native peoples and all people to maintain their land, identity, and lifeways.


              Oakes, affectionally dubbed “Chief” his fellow Natives, was born in New York on May 22nd, 1942


              Died on September 20, 1972 at age 30. He was shot and killed by a man named Michael Morgan, who was a camp manager at YMCA


              Before Becoming An Activist, Oakes Was A Steel Worker


              Oakes was born Akwesasne, New York, where he followed in the footsteps of his ancestors by fishing and planting crops of corn, beans, and squash.


              When he was 18, he moved to San Francisco, and enrolled in San Francisco State University shortly after.


              Oakes started working at a local dock area on the St. Lawrence Seaway, but was laid off at the age of sixteen


              Oakes is best known for creating one of the first Native American studies departments in the nation, and leading an occupation of Alcatraz Island in the late 1960s.

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                Thanks [MENTION=264146]karthikaqpt[/MENTION] for such super-valuable posts
                Attitude is more important than facts.
                "Life is 10% what happens to us..and 90% of how we react to it"

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                  Originally posted by lethal kamikaze View Post
                  27th February 2002:

                  Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya.
                  I am bit surprised by your post like this!

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                    ^


                    Fact or not?
                    Never explain urself to any1 The person who likes u doesn't need it &The person who dislike u won't believe it

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                      Muslims dispute it.

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                        Remembering Fatima Jinnah, a role model for women ����
                        #FatimaJinnah #50thDeathAnniversary


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                          The birth of Huma Abedin in 1976. Please finalize your divorce!
                          Shine on the world like loving sunlight (Rumi).
                          The most important principle of environment: you are not the only element (Mahavira)
                          .
                          Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without
                          (Buddha).

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