This Day for You - June 23
The International Olympic Day is celebrated on 23rd June every year to make people aware about the importance of games in life. Olympic Day is much more than a sports event. It is a day for the world to get active. This day is designated by the UN general Assembly to celebrate 23rd June as Public Service day.
Ratha Jatra, the Festival of Chariots of Lord Jagannatha is celebrated every year at Puri, the temple town in Odisha, on the east coast of India. The presiding deities of the main temple, Sri Mandira, Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial wheel Sudarshana are taken out from the temple precincts in an elaborate ritual procession to their respective chariots.
Though in 2019, 1 million devotees joined the yatra, due to Covid-19 pandemic, this time "Rath, i.e, Chariot, shall be pulled by not more than 500 persons. Each of those 500 persons shall be tested for the Coronavirus. They shall be permitted to pull the chariot only if they have been found negative. The number 500 shall include officials and police personnel," the Apex Court's three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind said, announced in its order yesterday.
1912 - Alan Mathison Turing :He was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence (AI). Read about AI in Curiosity today!
1952 - Raj Babbar, an Indian Hindi and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress. He’s a three-time member of the Lok Sabha and a two-time member of the Upper House of the Indian Parliament.
1957 - Frances Louise McDormand: An American actress. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards (Primetime) and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1661: On the occasion of King Charles II’s marriage to the Princess of Portugal, the British got Bombay from Portugal as a dowry.
1757: The famous Battle of Plassey took place when Siraj-ud-daula attacked the British under Clive, lost the battle and fled on a Camel’s back.
1761: Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao, the Maratha ruler, died after losing the third battle of Panipat.
1961:The Antarctic Treaty was enacted, reserving the entire continent for free and non political scientific investigation.
2016:The United Kingdom voted in a referendum to withdraw from the European Union, with 51.9 percent supporting Britain's exit (“Brexit”) and 48.1 percent opposing the move; it marked the first time a country had decided to leave the organization.