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Today 05 October 2015 in History

1830 - Chester Arthur, Former (21st) American President

1947 - Brian Johnson, Of the Pop group 'AC/DC'

1954 - Bob Geldof, former leader of the 'Boom Town Rats'

1957 - Lee Thompson, Of the Pop group 'Madness'

1919 - Robin Bailey, Stage and television actor

1946 - Dave Watson, Former England footballer

1953 - Roy Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player

1933 - Diane Cilento, Italian born film actress

1930 - The British airship R101 crashed near Beauvais, in France; killing 48 passengers

1969 - The classic TV series 'Monty Pythons Flying Circus' was first shown

1989 - The exiled Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1975 - Nicki Lauda became World Motor Racing Champion

1933 - Gordon Richards, the English champion jockey, rode his 12th consecutive win in three days

1927 - At its conference, the Labour Party voted to nationalise the coal industry

1967 - In Brighton, the first 'Majority' verdict by a British jury was given in a court case

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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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