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Know Your Day [20th Dec, 2013]

Birthdays:
Graham, Thomas, 1805–69, Scottish chemist, best known for research in diffusion in both gases and liquids that led to his formulation of Graham's law. 
His discovery that certain substances (e.g., glue, gelatin, starch) pass through a membrane more slowly than others (inorganic salts, e.g., common salt, or sodium chloride) led him to draw a distinction between the two groups, calling the former (the slower) colloids and the latter crystalloids.
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Inventions/Patents :
1892 - Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
tire patented
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Events Happened This Day But Not Today :
1942 - 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
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Facts you Didn't Know :
The longest cricket match in history occurred in 1939 between England and South Africa. According to the RBC website, the match lasted for 14 days and finally ended in a tie. England needed 42 more runs to win, but the team’s boat was sailing home the next day and so the match was abandoned and declared a draw
longest cricket match in history
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Random Facts:
Two-thirds of people report that they fall in love with someone they’ve known for some time vs. someone that they just met.

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Quotes :
"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow". -Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Health Facts :
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.
Motorists
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Fact of Cricket:
Everyone knows about Shahid Afridi and his fastest 100 in One Day International Cricket. What a lot of people probably don't know is the fact that this bat was borrowed. From none other than Waqar Younis!
Shahid Afridi
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