This Week, That Year (July 24th-30th)


This week marks not only history of the appointment of first lady President of India, but also a technological step-up with the foundation of Windows 10. Do you think that is all? Well, read the content here and surprise yourself with information on Kargil war and more.

July 24th

pu-36This day is a benchmark for mankind, as on this day in the year 1969, Apollo 11 splashes safely into the Pacific Ocean after a successful journey to the moon and creates history by landing the first step of man on the moon. Apollo came back with a number of samples of the moon’s surface which are still being tested and examined.

July 25th

pu-37President-ship is in the air! While Ram Nath Kovind has just tasted the victory in polls to become the 14th President of India, we make you wonder who our first lady President was? On this day in the year 2007, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patel, sworn in as the 12th President of India. She is first lady President of India, hence, creating history. Also, on this day Verizona purchases Yahoo for a huge 4.83 Billion Dollars.

July 26th

pu-35On this day in the year 2005 Mumbai, India received 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days. Who can forget the ‘Mumbai under Floods’? Also, on this day in the year 1999, the Kargil war between India and Pakistan came to an end. The Kargil war was an armed conflict that took place between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999.

July 27th

pu-38On this day in the year 1994, a big step was taken by the Indian Government in abolishing female foeticide. The Parliament voted to ban pre-natal sex determination, that is, determining the sex of the foetus before the birth. It has proved to be very successful in controlling female foeticide.

July 28th

pu-34On this day in the year 1951, Walt Disney’s most famous animated musical film “Alice In Wonderland” released. Alice in wonderland was then remade many a times in the following years, the most recent one being in the 2010 with Johnny Depp starring in the movie. Also, in the year 1972, the Simla Agreement, signed on July 2nd, 1972, was ratified on July 28th, 1972.

July 29th

pu-33What happened to the MH370 is still a mystery, with many theories applied to it. On this day in the year 2015, part of the missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion. Also, on the same day Microsoft launched windows 10, the most popular windows of all time.

July 30th

pu-32On this day in the year 2008, “Slumdog Millionaire” based on the novel “Q & A” by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009). Also, on this day in the year 1973, famous Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam was born in Faridabad, Haryana.

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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