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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:46 PM
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This day in History

It is May 21 in this part of the world -- 2 things i remember happened today

1991 - Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated. PM in a statesmanly gesture has actually called to observe this as an anti terrorism day.

Many might associate him with Bofors, Shah Bano, 1984, etc.

But he also pushed things in IT and telecom. The Cybercoolie cos moved from crawling to walking during his time (They started walking faster in 1991 and running in late 90s). His man Sam Pitroda started the concept of STD booths and CDot.

1994 - Sushmita Sen is crowned Miss Universe. this is not her only key date which aligns with 'The Family'. She shares her Birthday with Indira Gandhi.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 02:00 PM
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What's CDot?

Colorado Department of Transportation

And in India its

Center for Development of Telematics
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Thanks, so I had the correct assumption in my mind.
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I remember May 21, 1991 .. I got up early to go to the club for swimming, Dad said go to sleep.. the club would be closed, I said no way.. its a Wednesday.

He said Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated last night.. everythings closed, schools, offices, clubs, market, etc in fear of riots breaking out.

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I edited the thread title .. lets use this thread for "This day in history" or "what happened this day that year"
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16 December - In 71, Indian victory and in 2012, Delhi rape
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It is May 21 in this part of the world -- 2 things i remember happened today

1991 - Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated. PM in a statesmanly gesture has actually called to observe this as an anti terrorism day.

Many might associate him with Bofors, Shah Bano, 1984, etc.

But he also pushed things in IT and telecom. The Cybercoolie cos moved from crawling to walking during his time (They started walking faster in 1991 and running in late 90s). His man Sam Pitroda started the concept of STD booths and CDot.

1994 - Sushmita Sen is crowned Miss Universe. this is not her only key date which aligns with 'The Family'. She shares her Birthday with Indira Gandhi.
Some FB friend was actually remembering Rajiv Gandhi today. Reminded me of this thread.
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