This Week, That Year (November 20th to 26th)


The week is full of different emotions with use of tanks for the first time to celebrating ‘No Music Day’; with SOS being accepted as a distress signal worldwide to the birthday of Arundhati Roy; with the celebration of ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ to misery-full 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Know about it and more in our, “This Week, That Year” from November 20th to November 26th.

November 20th

Tanks are one of the faces of modern warfare and any army is incomplete without having an armoured fighting vehicle with the abilities to penetrate through any wall of the enemy. It was on this day in the year 1917 that the first successful use of tank in a battle (Britain breaks through German lines) at Battle of Cambrai, World War One. 

November 21st

This day is celebrated as ‘No Music Day’. No Music Day is an event started by Bill Drummond to bring forward the cheapening of music as an art form due to its non-sensual and mindless use in the modern society. This day is also celebrated as the ‘World Hello Day’.

November 22nh

SOS is internationally accepted signal for emergency symbolising ‘Save Our Souls’. It was on this day in the year 1906 that International Morse code distress signal or SOS (… — … ) became the worldwide standard when it was added in the second International Radiotelegraphic Convention, in Berlin.  

November 23rd

‘Doctor Who’ is one of our favourite characters when it comes to science-fiction heroes. It was this day in the year 1963 that the British television programme, Doctor Who from BBC premiered for the first time. Also, on this day in the year 1992, the 10,000,000th cellular telephone was sold.    

November 24th

Arundhati Roy, a prolific Indian writer who has written some best sellers like, The God of Small Things, The Guardian, The Algebra of Infinite Justice, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, The Greater Common Good, was born on this day in the year 1961, in Shillong, Meghalaya.

November 25th

The day is celebrated as the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’. The United Nation designated November 25th as this day under the resolution 54/134. According to the resolution, “The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.”

November 26th

It is a day of mourn for Indians as on this day we lost more than 160 fellow Indians. On this day in the year 2008, terrorist attack in Mumbai, India took place. Ten coordinated attacks, including in the Taj Hotel, by Pakistan-based terrorists, killed almost 164 and injured more than 250 people in Mumbai, India; making it one of the deadliest terrorist attacks India has ever encountered.

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; Subeditor Outside Campus)

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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