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Today 22 November 2014 in History

1808 - Thomas Cook, Founder of the Thomas Cook travel agents

1819 - George Elliot, Author of 'The Mill On the Floss' & 'Silas Marner'

1913 - Benjamin Britten, English operatic composer

1930 - Sir Peter Hall, Leading director, and former manager of the RSC

1953 - Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and batsman

1943 - Billie Jean King, US tennis player & Wimbledon Champion

1941 - Tom Conti, Stage and screen actor

1950 - Tina Weymouth, Of the group 'Talking Heads'

1963 - Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as the 35th President of America, shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy

1900 - Sir Arthur Sullivan, the famous composer of several operas with his friend W.S Gilbert, died

1963 - US president J.F Kennedy was shot and killed while travelling through Dallas, Texas

1975 - King Juan Carlos II was sworn in as head of state, two days after the death of General Franco, the Spanish dictator

1980 - The American actress Mae West died, aged 88

1965 - In Las Vegas, Cassius Clay beat Floyd Paterson to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

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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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