14th November 2011

Today is November 14th…. Hmmm what does the first and foremost thing that strikes your mind??? Ahhh…. That’s it! Its the Children’s day!!! If you are an Indian you would remember this first of other happenings of this day! Its the birthday of our Chacha Nehru / Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru… Yes… No one can forget this famous personality who bought a big change in our country for freedom and who is lovable towards the children all his life 🙂 🙂 🙂 Happy Birthday chacha Ji 🙂

The next comes the most important and the biggest medical issues that is rocking the whole world. Its the World Diabetics Day! World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes – its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients. WHO estimates that more than 346 million people worldwide have diabetes. This number is likely to more than double by 2030 without intervention. Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

The next most historic event that happened on this day is Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the moon, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with astronauts Charles Conrad, Jr.; Richard F. Gordon, Jr.; and Alan L. Bean aboard. President Richard Nixonviewed the liftoff from Pad A at Cape Canaveral. He was the first president to attend the liftoff of a manned space flight. On 19th November, the landing module Intrepid made a precision landing on the northwest rim of the moon’s Ocean of Storms. About five hours later, astronauts Conrad and Bean became the third and fourth humans to walk on the surface of the moon. During the next 32 hours, the two astronauts made two lunar walks, where they collected lunar samples and investigated the Surveyor 3 spacecraft, an unmanned U.S. probe that soft-landed on the moon in 1967. On 24th November, Apollo 12 successfully returned to Earth, splashing down only three miles from one of its retrieval ships, the USS Hornet.

Have a Happy November 14th people 🙂 🙂 🙂

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