This Day for You - June 24
Ever heard of candies being air-dropped? We have a story to tell!
BERLIN CANDY BOMBERS
Once upon a time, when the Cold War post World War 2 went on between the Soviet Union and the US, in 1948, Pilot Gal Halvorsen, a US Air Force Chief, used to air-drop supplies in Western Berlin, an ally of the US.
On one such trip, Pilot Gail Halvorsen of the US Air Force noticed a crowd of children at Berlin airport when he dropped off supplies. When he handed out candy, he was so impressed by their gratitude that he promised to return with more candy. Thus began Operation Little Vittles. More than twenty tons of candy were dropped on Berlin, some of it sent by children all around the United States.
The World Celebrates
Midsummer Day - Denmark, Estonia, United Kingdom & Norway
St. John's Day - Bolivia, Lithuania & Peru
Quebec's National Day - Canada
Sun Festival (Inti Raymi (Fiesta del Sol)) - Peru
Carabobo Battle (Batalla de Carabobo) - Venezuela
National Indigenous Day (Día del Indio) - Peru
You Share Your Brithday With:
1987: Lionel Messi, an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. With a record six Ballon d'Or awards, and a record six European Golden Shoes,he is regarded as the greatest player of all times.
1893: Roy Oliver Disney was, with his younger brother Walt Disney, co-founder of what is now The Walt Disney Company.
1927: Martin Lewis Perl, an American physicist who received the 1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering a subatomic particle that he named the tau, a massive lepton with a negative charge. The tau, which he found in the mid-1970s, was the first evidence of a third “generation” of fundamental particles.
1979: Mindy Kaling, an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. In 2013, Time magazine named her on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
1763 – Murshidabad is captured by the East India Company and Mir Jafar is declared King.
1813 – Battle of Beaver Dams: A British and Indian combined force defeats the United States Army.
1961 – India manufactures supersonic fighter HF24 flies for the first time.
1869 – Damodar Hari Chapekar virtually,first terrorist in India was born.
1986 – The government announced that unmarried mothers under its employment scheme would also get maternity leave.
1990 – Defense scientists successfully test fired the country's first third generation anti-tank missile 'NAG'.
2010 – In the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days