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June 2 Aaya Re!!

Well well, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the 154th day of the year (153rd if this wasn't a leap year). Yes you guessed it right ( or simply read the title!!), Its June 2!!. Well I'll be very frank as to why this day is so important to me. For one, its TODAY!! Secondly, and more importantly, its my B'day !! Yip-yip-yipee!!

But I really wanted to know what other whacky, crazy events took place on this day.....So off I went on my escapade. Here's what I found out!!

Today was a day when:
*In 1896, Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for "his" (uhm uhm) newest invention: the radio.
*The CIH computer virus, one of the most dangerous viruses ever, was discovered in Taiwan in 1998.
*A US space probe landed on the Moon, Surveyor 1, today, well ,a few decades ago, in 1966.The United States lands a spacecraft on the Moon on its first try, but four months behind the Soviet Union.(Pic Below)

*Europe launched its first voyage to another planet, Mars, on this day in 2003. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.
*UEFA banned English clubs from Europe indefinitely, after the riot at Brussels' Heysel stadium in which 39 people died.
*Italy's Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day), which commemorates the birth of the Repubblica Italiana and the end of the monarchy is observed (guess when..) today.
*Today also marks the 2nd day of the "Samoa's Independence Day Celebration"

This day also marks the B'day of :
2 Popes:
1835 - Pope Pius X
1535 - Pope Leo XI

2 Indian Filmmakers:
1943 - Ilaiyaraaja
1956 - Mani Ratnam

2 Cricketers and a Tennis Sensation:
1965 - Mark and Steve Waugh, Australian cricketers
1981 - Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis player

Impressive huh??



Finally after all these years, here's to the beginning of what was there, what is there and hopefully what will remain!! So here are my thoughts & words -Online!!

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