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Today 21 October 2014 in History

1772 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet and friend of Wordsworth

1760 - Katsushka Hokusai, Japanese painter

1927 - Nadia Narina, South African born, prima ballerina

1940 - Geoff Boycott, Yorkshire and England batsman

1957 - Julian Cope, Pop singer and member of 'Teardrop Explodes'

1833 - Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor of 'Dynamite'

1954 - Eric Faulkner, Guitarist with the 'Bay City Rollers'

1868 - Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, Inventor of the military tank

1936 - Simon Gray, Playwright

1805 - Admiral Lord Nelson was killed during a battle off Cape Trafalgar

1960 - Britains first nuclear powered submarine, 'Dreadnought', was launched at Barrow in Lancashire

1988 - A Greek cruise ship sank after a collision with a freighter. All 390 British schoolchildren and 81 teachers were rescued

1958 - The first women peers were introduced into the House of Lords

1966 - At Aberfan in Wales, a coal tip slid down onto the local school after heavy rain, killing 144 people

1984 - RAF corporal Steve Jones from Barry, South Wales, won the Chicago marathon in a record time

1982 - Gerry Adams was elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, becoming the first Sinn Fein member to do so

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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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