History: The daughter of India, who presented a great example of her passion in front of the world in a short life

'History: The daughter of India, who presented a great example of her passion in front of the world in a short life'

Daughter of Space: `I was born for Space, spent every moment for Space and will die for it'- these are the words of the daughter of India who in her short life presented a great example of her passion to the world Of. On 01 February 2003, America's space shuttle Columbia crashed while returning to Earth after completing the space mission. All seven astronauts aboard were killed, including Columbia's mission specialist Kalpana Chawla.

Born on 01 July 1961 in Karnal, Haryana, Kalpana Chawla did her early studies at Tagore Bal Niketan in Karnal and later graduated from Punjab Engineering College. Kalpana Chawla was the first student to study aeronautical engineering from Punjab University. She did further studies from Texas University in 1984 and joined NASA as an astronaut in 1995. In 1998, he was selected for the first flight.

Kalpana Chawla went on another space mission in 2003. Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107 left Earth on January 16, 2003. On February 1, Columbia STS-107 crashed on its way back to Earth, shattering into more than 80,000 pieces, spreading its debris over a large area of East Texas. It also contained the remains of Kalpana Chawla and her fellow astronauts. Whose DNA was identified. On 30 December 2008, NASA released a 400-page report.

Other important events:

1797: Lord Cornwallis was sworn in as the Governor General of Bengal.

1827: Establishment of Bengal Club of Calcutta.

1831: First Fine Arts Exhibition organized in Calcutta.

1835: The East India Company leased the Darjeeling region from Sikkim.

1855: Formal opening of the East India Railway.

1881: Establishment of St. Stephen's, Delhi's oldest and prestigious college.

1884: Beginning of Postal Insurance Scheme.

1884: The first of the 10 volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary was published in London.

1922: Gandhiji wrote a letter to the then Viceroy and told that the non-cooperation movement would now be a civil disobedience movement.

1977: Establishment of India's first National Rail Museum in New Delhi.

1979: Iran's religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini was welcomed by millions of followers on his return home after 14 years of exile.

1984: Britain closed half a penny coin.

2002: American journalist Daniel Pearl was beheaded.

2004: More than 250 people died in a stampede during Hajj in Saudi Arabia.