This Week, That Year (July 17th-23rd)


Did you know when Chennai got it’s modern day name? Did you know that most famous processor making company was founded in this week? Did you the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” was released in this week? Did you know when the modern day Indian Flag came into act? Know about that and many more interesting events in ‘This Week, That Year’ from July 17th to 23rd.

 July 17th

untitled-design-27Chennai is the cultural capital of India and one of the most famous tourist cities in India. But Chennai wasn’t known as Chennai before this day in the year 1996. It was on this day in the year 1996, that M. Karunanidhi, the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu announced in the state assembly that the state capital of Madras would from then on be known as Chennai. Also it was this day in the year 2015 that Marvel’s “Ant-Man”, starring Paul Rudd as the titular character, was released.

July 18th

untitled-design-26Intel designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Intel has become must any computer these days. It was this day in the year 1986 that the Intel Corporation was founded in Santa Clara, California. It is a day of joy for us, Indians, because on this day in the year 1980 Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit. Also, on this day in the year 2012 Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People’s Army.

July 19th

untitled-design-29Captain America is one of the major part of the modern day’s Avengers. It was on this day in the year 2011, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premiered in Los Angeles. First movie in the series of Captain America went on becoming the most popular Marvel’s movie. Roger Binny was a popular cricket all-rounder who is especially remembered for his outstanding bowling performance in the 1983 cricket World Cup, which India won against the West Indies. It was on this day in the year 1955 that the legend was born.

July 21st

untitled-design-30Today we talk about colonizing Moon, but all this started when the mankind took the first step on moon. On this day in the year 1969, that Niel Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took first steps on the moon after a successful landing, and proclaimed “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” On this day in the year 1905, the first partition of Bengal along religious lines was approved in London by the Secretary of State of India.

 July 21st

untitled-design-32The tri-coloured flag of India with Ashok Chakra in the middle is a symbol of India’s diversity and vastness. It was on this day in the year 1947 that, the National Flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly. On this day in the year 2007, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide. With a record 11 million copies sold in 24 hours. Also, in the year 2014 on this day, “Guardians of the Galaxy”, directed by James Gunn, starring Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana, premiered in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

July 22nd

untitled-design-31“Same old Love”, “Love You Like A Love Song” and “Good For You” are some of the most famous songs by Selena Gomez. We are watching her since our childhood as a wizard in the Disney show, “Wizards of the Waverly Place” and some of us are definitely in love with her. It was on this day in the year 1992 that the American actress and singer was born in Grand Prairie, Texas.

July 23rd:

untitled-design-28It is the day on which two major Indian freedom fighters were born – Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Chandra Shekhar Tiwari, he was only 15 when he joined the non-cooperation movement headed by Mahatma Gandhi, which eventually led to his arrest. On the day of his arrest, Chandra Shekhar took on the name ‘Azad’, which meant the liberated one. The British colonial authorities called Bal Gangadhar Tilak as “Father of the Indian unrest.” He was also conferred with the title of “Lokmanya”, which means “accepted by the people (as their leader)”.

Disclaimer: We might have missed on some of the other important events, but these are events which have the highest value in our regards.

About the Author:

Dipesh Jindal (DAV College 10)

Dipesh Jindal
(DAV College 10)

Either silent or sarcastic. An old soul born in 21st century. Ambivert. OY. Food lover. Write until alive. Believes in ‘serve and be served’. Suffers from a syndrome of laughing at every point time.


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