This Day for You - July 1
National Doctors' Day
In India, the National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
AIM OF OBSERVANCE: The celebration of the Doctors' Day is an attempt to emphasise on the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respect by commemorating one of their greatest representatives.
An annual one week tree planting festival in India. it was started in 1950 by Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi.
AIM OF OBSERVANCE: By encouraging Indians to support tree planting and tending, festival organizers hope to create more forest in the country.
Rwanda: This is Rwanda's National Day and commemorates independence from Belgium on July 1st 1962.
Ghana: This commemorative in Ghana and is celebrated on 1st July. This holiday commemorates Ghana becoming a Republic on 1 July 1960.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1921: The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader
1923: 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)
1941: 1st commercial TV licenses granted,it was given to-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
1949 – The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin royal family.
1966: NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
1967: BBC starts its World Radio Club
1993: 1 second is added to the clock
2002: The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression
You Share Your Birthday With:
1882: Bidhan Chandra Roy was an eminent Indian physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter and politician who served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 until his death in 1962.
1938: Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indian flute player and composer. Unlike many other great Indian artistes, Pandit Chaurasia does not come from a family of musicians. He began his musical pursuit at the age of 15 that led to a musical journey which took him all over the globe.
1961: Diana, Princess of Wales was a member of the British royal family. She was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the British throne, and the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry.