On this day:

1960: Chad gains its independence from the French

1999: Last Total Solar Eclipse of the Millennium

2008: Abhinav Bindra wins men’s 10m air rifle at the Beijing Olympics, the first-ever individual Olympic gold medal for India, and India’s first gold medal in any Olympic event since 1980

Born on this day:

1897: Enid Blyton, English author

1950: Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist, programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.

Gone on this day:

1908: Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter

1919: Andrew Carnegie, Scottish/American businessman, founded the Carnegie Steel Company

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