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Today 26 August 2016 in History

1819 - Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria

1740 - Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon

1952 - Meryl Hampton, Actress whose appearances include 'Crossroads'

1944 - HRH The Duke of Gloucester

1875 - John Buchan, Scottish author of 'The Thirty Nine Steps'

1941 - Malcolm Pyrah, British showjumper

1948 - Steve Wright, Radio One DJ

1981 - Voyager made its closest approach to the planet Saturn, enroute to Uranus

1972 - Sir Francis Chichester, the round the World yachtsman, died

1959 - The Radio Show opened at Earls Court in London, with the appearance of some of the first 'transistor' radios

1940 - The RAF bombed the German city of Berlin for the first time

1936 - The first high definition television pictures were transmitted by the BBC

1920 - Women in United States of America were given the right to vote

1906 - German police discovered a bomb making factory run by Russians in Hamburg

1346 - The Battle of Crecy took place between English and French forces

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Tamil Calendar vs Hindu Calendar

By Soosai Prakash A

Tamil calendar is a derivative of old Zodiac calendar now based on modern lunar year system.

Tamil Calendar uses solar calendar system for calculating number days per year and at the same time calculating number of days in a month using sun moving from one Tamil Raasi to the other, making Tamil months to have 29 to 32 days length. In contrast, Telugu (Hindu) uses only lunar calendar…


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