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None | ByBakhtiar Dadabhoy
Mar 29, 2005 07:58 PM IST

1857: In what was a precursor of the impending mutiny, Mangal Pande, a young sepoy of the 34th Native Infantry at Barrackpore fired at the Sergeant Major of his regiment ? 1857: In what was a precursor of the impending mutiny, Mangal Pande, a young sepoy of the 34th Native Infantry at Barrackpore fired at the Sergeant Major of his regiment but was overpowered and subsequently executed.

1857: In what was a precursor of the impending mutiny, Mangal Pande, a young sepoy of the 34th Native Infantry at Barrackpore fired at the Sergeant Major of his regiment but was overpowered and subsequently executed.

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• 1869: Birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), English architect known especially for his planning of New Delhi and his design of the Viceroy’s House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan).

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• 1886: The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. John Pemberton had created the concoction as a cure for hangover, stomach ache and headache. He advertised it as a ‘brain tonic and intellectual beverage,’ and first sold it to the public a few weeks later on May 8. Coke contained cocaine as an ingredient until 1904, when Congress banned the drug.

• 1912: Captain Robert Falcon Scott wrote the last entry in his diary on his ill-fated second expedition to the South Pole. (“Every day we have been ready to start for our depot 11 miles away but outside the door of the tent it remains a scene of whirling drift…We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more.”)

• 1952: Birth of Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban heavyweight boxer, who became the first fighter to win  three Olympic gold medals in one weight class and one of only two to win three World Amateur Boxing titles.

 

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