A Pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc sold for a record-shattering price of $ 437,000 at a Public auction. The so-called Nike “Moon Shoe” designed by Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman for runners at 1972 Olympic trials were sold at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. It was the first ever auction dedicated to sneakers. The Buyer was a Canadian investor and Car Collector who had earlier bought 99 pairs of sneakers at an auction.
Kargil (OP VIJAY) was one of the toughest and longest campaigns in recent times wherein the Pakistani intruders were crushed by Gallant Indian Forces. Legendary and heroic battles were fought in Dras, Kaksar, Batalik, and Turtuk sectors at heights above 12000ft. Point 4875, Tiger Hill and Tololing,” Yeh Dil Maange More ” still resonates in our minds till date.
A Grateful Nation bestowed Four Pram Vir Chakras, 10 MVC’s, 49 VrC’s and 135 Sena Medals on it’s Gallant, Patriotic, Brave and Courageous Heroes.
Today on Kargil Diwas let’s pay homage to courage, valour and sacrifices of the Heroes of the Operation Vijay. We celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this historic Victory over Pakistan and remind them of a befitting reply to each and every misadventure of theirs
Army Postal Service has issued a large number of Special Covers related to Kargil. Few covers are listed.
Pan American Games are held every four years for the nations of the Americas. They are held one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games.
-The First Pan American Games were held in Buenos Aires in Argentina from 25 Feb to 09 Mar 1951. Over 2,500 athletes from 21 Countries participated in 18 Sports and 140 events. Argentina topped the Medals tally.
-The XVII or 17th Pan Am Games were held in Toronto in Canada from 10 Jul to 26 Jul 2015. Over 6,000 athletes from 41 Countries participated in 36 Sports and 364 events.
-The XVIII or 18th Pan Am Games will be held in Lima in Peru from 26 Jul to 11 Aug 2019. Over 6,600 athletes from 41 Countries are likely to participate in 39 Sports.
The USA has bagged 1944 gold medals till date in Pan Am Games followed by Cuba with 875 Gold Medals.
Milco in orange and Red (Colours of Peruvian Flag) is the mascot for Lima 2019 Pan Am Games.
Se-Tenant Stamp issued by Peru on 28 Feb 2019 featuring Milco, the Mascot of 2019 Pan American Games.
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.