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Today 23 May 2015 in History

1933 - Joan Collins Actress and soap star

1848 - Otto Lilienthal, German glider builder

1718 - William Hunter, Scottish anatomist

1910 - Scatman Crothers, American actor

1883 - Douglas Fairbanks Snr, American film star

1954 - Marvin Hagler, American boxer

1921 - Humphrey Lyttleton, Jazz musician

1918 - Dennis Compton, Cricketer

1926 - The Lebanon, in the Middle East, became a republic

1618 - The Thirty Years War began

1886 - Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, died

1903 - Rome and Paris were linked by telephone for the first time

1904 - European ministers were stoned by mobs, in the Haiti capital Port-Au-Prince

1923 - The Belgian airline 'Sabena' was formed

1927 - Charles Linbergh, the US aviator, was awarded the Legion Of Honour by the French

1945 - Hitlers minister, Heinrich Himmler, comitted suicide

1934 - Bonnie & Clyde, the American bank robbers, were shot dead by Texas Rangers

1887 - The French crown jewels were sold off for six million francs

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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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