Today’s history: After the accident at the intersection, the yellow light came between red and green in the traffic signal

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On November 20, 1923, the US Patent Office granted a patent number for an automated traffic signal to a 46-year-old man, Garrett Morgan. This does not mean that the traffic signal was invented by Morgan. Rather they added a third option between STOP and GO to alert the driver before stopping and starting the vehicle. This option went ahead and changed it to Yellow Light.

Morgan was born in Kentucky, USA in the year 1877. At the age of 14, he moved to Ohio in search of a job. After working here and there, Morgan opened his own repair shop in 1907. In 1920, Morgan began to publish The Cleveland Call newspaper.

In addition to the traffic light, Garrett Morgan also invented the gas mask.

In addition to the traffic light, Garrett Morgan also invented the gas mask.

There was a lot of traffic in Ohio at the time. Traffic signals were also switched on STOP and GO commands. This did not prompt drivers to turn signals on and off, and could lead to an accident. Once Morgan saw an accident at a signal, the idea of ​​such an alarming signal came to his mind. Whose job was to warn before STOP and GO. Only after this the yellow light was added to the traffic signal.

Milkha Singh’s birthday today

Milkha Singh was born on 20 November 1929 in a Sikh family of Govindpura (now part of Pakistan). There was a lot of love for sports and country, because of this he fled to India after partition and joined the Indian Army. Been in the army for some time. Due to the sport’s inclination, he competed in cross country running. More than 400 soldiers ran in it. Milkha came at number 6.

Participated in the Olympic Games held in Melbourne in 1956. Could not do anything special, but opened the way for further competitions. He set several records in the 200 and 400 meters at the National Games held in Cuttack in 1958. In the same year, he won gold medals in the 200 m, 400 m event at the Asian Games held in Tokyo and the 400 m race in the Commonwealth. Seeing his success, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri.

Milkha Singh was awarded the 'Padma Shri' in 1959.

Milkha Singh was awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ in 1959.

Milkha Singh went for a race held in Pakistan. He did a great job in this. Seeing his performance, General Ayub Khan of Pakistan named him ‘The Flying Sikh’. Milkha Singh had high hopes in the Summer Olympics held in Rome in 1960. In the 400 meters race, he was leading for 200 meters, but after that he slowed down his pace. Due to this he lagged behind in the race and finished at number four. In 1964, he won gold medals in the 400m and 4×400 relay at the Asian Games. Milkha Singh passed away on 18 June 2021.

The day of November 20 is remembered for what other important national and international events.

1997: The American Space Shuttle ‘Columbia’ was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

1989: Indian female freestyle wrestler Babita Phogat was born.

1985: Bill Gates launched the Windows-1 operating system in the market.

1984: Famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz passed away.

1981: Bhaskar-II satellite was launched by India.

1959: The Declaration of the Rights of the Children was recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Because of this, Children’s Day is celebrated every year around the world.

1917: The Bose Research Institute was established in Kolkata.

1910: Russian writer Leo Tolstoy had died. War and Peace is his best known book.

1815: Napoleon’s 12-year war with Britain was over.

1815: Russia, Persia, Austria and England formed an alliance to maintain peace in Europe.

1750: Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, was born in Devanahalli, Karnataka. Tipu’s full name was Sultan Fateh Ali Khan Shahab. Tipu’s father Hyder Ali was a soldier of the Kingdom of Mysore and became the ruler of Mysore in 1761. Seeing the bravery of Tipu, he was awarded the Sher-e-Mysore title by his father.

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