To most Indians, when they hear this date, they don’t even pause to think before saying it reminds them of the Babri Masjid demolition. I decided to write this post to say this date has other events too…
Here is the wiki page on Dec 6th. Just a few from that page
1768 – The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
1884 – The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed.
2004 – My son A was born (well this is not on that page…yet 😉 well almost – Thank you Varun )
2006 – NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.
As much as I understand that Babri Masjid event happened, when some one asks me his date of birth; please don’t tell me that is what one associates the day with always!! The guy was born more than a decade later. There is no need to state good things that happened….just don’t state this! 🙂
So, what can some one say…just say Happy Birthday if it is close to the day 😀 Else, say oh! he is born under the sign Sagittarius :). Am gonna scream next time I hear some one say…Babri Masjid – I swear!! 😀 Dear A, wish you a very happy birthday. Hope you have a great life and get to do whatever you want and be happy!