This Week, That Year (October 9th-15th)

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We all know about Malala Yousafzai, but do we know when her story started? We all love Late. APJ Abdul Kalam, but do we know when he was born? Tuxedo is a most classic suit to wear at any kind of occasion, but do we know when it took birth? Let’s know about it and more in our, “This Week, That Year” from October 9th to October 15th

October 9th

Malala Yousafzai is Nobel Peace Prize winner, women’s rights and education activist, who belongs to Pakistan. It was on this day in the year 2012 that she was shot three times by a Talibani gunman for trying to board a bus to school in the Swat district, North-west Pakistan. Fortunate enough, she survived the attack and raise voice for women’s rights and education.   

October 10th

This is the day for all the men who like to wear tuxedos, as on this day in the year 1886, first dinner jacket (Tuxedo) was worn to the autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, New York. The day is also celebrated as the “World Mental Health Day”. World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against the social stigma.

October 11th

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the greatest actors, Bollywood has ever produced. His role in Sholay, Zanjeer, Coolie, Don and what not, are loved by all. The “Angry young man” image portrayed by him is everyone’s favourite. Pink, his one of the recent hits is the evidence that age has nothing to do with him. It was this day in the year 1942 that Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad to Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

October 12th

On this day in 1999, Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Navaz Sharif through a bloodless coup and becomes Pakistan’s de facto head of government which he continued until he was forced to resign in 2008. Also on this day in the year 1915, Ford Motor Company under Henry Fordmanufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile.

October 13th

Since childhood we are hearing that Greenwich in London is the place, who’s longitude is taken as the universal time meridian longitude. It was on this day in the year 1884 that this establishment happened. Also, on this day in the year Margaret Elizabeth Noble a.k.a Sister Nivedita passed away. She was a vivid writer, social worker and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.  

October 14th

It was this day in the year 2010 that 19th Commonwealth Games concluded in the New Delhi, India. The games were a great success for India both in the field of sports and infrastructure. India finished it’s venture at the games with the second position (highest ever bagged by India). Also, the management was highly applauded for successfully organising the games.

October 15th

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the beloved President in Indian history, the most successful India in the field of aerospace engineering, and the most down to earth person ever, was born on this day in the year 1931, in Tamil Nadu. APJ Abdul Kalam doesn’t need an introduction as he is the man who has a special place in our hearts, irrespective our religion or magnitude of love towards our country.

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)

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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