January 15

January 15

Army Day in India
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1949. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in national capital as well as all 6 Army Command headquarters. On 15 January 2010 India celebrated 62nd Indian Army day in New Delhi.Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificied their lives to protect our country and the people living in it. On this day in 1948 Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief.Army played equally important role as the other freedom fighters in instilling democratization in India.

General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa shared a good bonding with both natives and Britishers and then succeeded General Roy Butcher of British Army to become the first Indian Commander in Chief of the democratic India.

The Indian Army fights adversities on borders as well as with natural calamities. The Army works with true dedication and spirit of the motto ‘fight to win’.

Armed Forces Day (Nigeria)
John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)
Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)
Maatu Pongal, celebrated by performing Jallikattu (Tamil)
Tree Planting Day (Egypt)

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History
1582 - Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
1759 - British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1777 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1915 - Japan claims economic control of China
1934 - 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1936 - Foundation of Ford Foundation
1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
1969 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1969 - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
1970 - Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
1975 - Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
1989 - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000
1991 – The UN deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
1992 – The international community recognizes the independence of Slovenia and Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1992 - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
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2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

 

 

 

 

 



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