Wimbledon 2019 – It is being played from 24 Jun to 14 Jul 2019.
Women’s Singles – Simone Halep (Romania) the seventh seed beat Serena Williams (USA) the 11th seed to become the First Romanian to win the Wimbledon Crown.
It is going to be a Super Triple Sundae in England Today
Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Federer had beaten Rafal Nadal to enter his 31st Major Finals and aiming for his 9th Wimbledon Title. Djokovic is the Top seed and aiming for his 5th Wimbledon Title.
Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone where British racer Lewis Hamilton will try to add another Title
2019 ICC ODI Cricket World Cup at Lord’s between England and New Zealand where both teams are aiming for their First Title
Babe Ruth Jersey fetches a record price at Auction- Jun 2019
A New York Yankees Jersey worn by Baseball legend Babe Ruth was sold at an auction in June 2019for a record-breaking $ 5,640,000 making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. This jersey dates to 1928-1930 period of Ruth’s career. Jersey was from Ruth’s private family collection was part of a collection of items auctioned at Yankee Stadium. A press release by the auctioneers Hunt Auctions said.
It shattered the previous record for sports memorabilia of $4.4 million also for a Ruth Jersey set in 2012.
George Herman “Babe” Ruth Jr (06 Feb 1895 – 16 Aug 1948) was a Professional Baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) lasted 22 seasons (1914-1935). He was nicknamed “Bambino” and “Sultan of Swat” who began his MLB career as a left-handed pitcher for Boston Red Sox but achieved his greatest fame as an outfielder for New York Yankees. He was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936 and was one of its “first five” inaugural members.
The United States issued a stamp on Babe Ruth on 06 Jul 1983.
Babe Ruth was awarded the Presidential Medal of Honor in Nov 2018 posthumously. This medal along with Congressional Gold Medal- is the highest civilian award of the United States.
66th Anniversary of Conquest of Mount Everest – Concern on Deaths due to overcrowding and Garbage Dumping.
The World’s highest mountain peak Mount Everest was first successfully climbed on 29 May 1953 by two legendary climbers Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal.
Today we celebrate the 66th Anniversary of the historic conquest. A large number of Climbers have scaled the Mount Everest since then and established various records. However, 2019 has seen 11 deaths taking place on Mount Everest due to overcrowdingand traffic jams. We offer our condolences and prayers for those who have lost their lives and wish such deaths do not ever take place again.
The overcrowding has also resulted in large scale dumping of garbage on the Everest route. One of the most beautiful places on earth is also facing the fury of human exploitation and garbage dumping. We are disrespecting nature -which is a grave cause for concern.
India Rupees 10 Denomination Notes with New Governor’s Signature.
A Press release by Reserve Bank Of India.
Issue of Rupees 10 Denomination Banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series bearing the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor
The Reserve Bank of India will shortly issue `10 denomination Banknotes in
Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series bearing the signature of Shri Shaktikanta Das,
Governor. The design of these notes is similar in all respects to `10 banknotes in
Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. All banknotes in the denomination of `10 issued by
the Reserve Bank in the past will continue to be legal tender.
May 20, 2019
Press Release: 2018-2019/2717
IPL 2019 – Mumbai Indians Versus Chennai Super Kings Final 0n 12 May 2019.
It is going to Mumbai Indians Versus Chennai Super Kings Final in the IPL 2019. CSK beat Delhi in the qualifier two by six wickets. Chennai won the toss and opted to field. CSK bowlers kept pressure from the beginning and Harbhajan, Imran Tahir, Bravo, Chahar, Jadeja chipped in with wickets at regular intervals restricting Delhi to 147/9 in their 20 overs. Rishabh Pant scored 38 from 25 balls.
Delhi Capitals allowed Chennai openers to settle down and both openers scored half-centuries to seal Delhi’s fate. Chennai scored 151/4 in 19 overs to enter the finals. This was a good show overall by the Delhi Capitals Young stars and watch out for them in IPL 2020. Dhoni’s captaincy, field placing, Bowling changes were excellent.
It is going to be nail-biting Final. Mumbai Indians cannot take Chennai lightly this time.
International Workers day or Workers Day or Labour Day or May Day is celebrated across the globe in many countries on 01 May every Year. It is a National Holiday in many parts of the World. It commemorates the Haymarket affair in Chicago on 04 May 1886.
Stampdigest extends Greetings to its readers on May Day.
A Cover issued by Israel on the 50th Anniversary of International Labour Organisation issued on 16 April 1969is listed.