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Today 16 April 2014 in History

1867 - Wilbur Wright, American aviation pioneer

1889 - Charlie Chaplin, Silent film actor & director

1918 - Spike Milligan, Comedien, 'Goon' member and author

1921 - Peter Ustinov, Actor & novelist

1922 - Kingsley Amis, English novelist

1939 - Dusty Springfield, Singer

1940 - Joan Bakewell, Television presenter

1955 - Ellen Barkin, American film actress

1981 - The first American space shutte, Columbia, returned safely to Earth

1972 - The American spacecraft Apollo 16, bound for the Moon, was launched

1953 - The Queen launched the royal yacht 'Britannia'

1951 - The British submarine 'Affray' sank in the Channel, with the loss of 75 lives

1912 - American pilot Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the Channel

1883 - Paul Kruger became the new President of South Africa

1850 - Marie Tussaud, the Swiss born founder of the world famous waxworks, died

1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at the battle of Culloden

1689 - Francisco de Goya, the famous Spanish artist, died



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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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