1920: Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth

Legendary Indian musician and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar was born. The Hindustani classical maestro died on December 11, 2012.

1934: Civil
disobedience ends 

The civil disobedience movement by Indian independence activists came to a close as Mahatma Gandhi suspended his campaign.

1948: WHO
comes into force 

The World Health Organization (WHO) was formally established and it announced April 7 as World Health Day as one of its first official acts. 

1983: Oldest
human skeleton discovered

The oldest human skeleton was discovered during a dig in Egypt.
It dated as far back as 80,000 years.

Representational image

2001: Mars
Odyssey launch

NASA launched the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. It reached Mars in October, sending photos and data back to Earth.

Photo credit: NASA

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