January 12 1863 – Philosopher and Hindu Monk Swami Vivekananda was Born in Kolkata

January 12 1863 – Philosopher and Hindu Monk Swami Vivekananda was Born in KolkataRate this post Near the end of the 19th century, a dashing Indian made an indelible mark on the future of Hinduism, opening new frontiers to the religion and spreading deeper knowledge of his native culture to the United States and Britain. Swami Vivekananda, born to an upper-caste family on January 12, 1863 in Kolkata, influenced the future of his nation and his faith through stirring oratory and an uncommon commitment to tolerance in his short life. Given the name Narendrananath Dutta by his parents, Vivekananda received much of his religious fervor from his mother, Bhuvaneswari Devi. […]

January 12 1998 – Human Cloning Is Forbidden In 19 European Nations

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January 12 1998 – Human Cloning Is Forbidden In 19 European NationsRate this post On January 12, 1998, a few hours after the President of France, Jacques Chirac, called for a global prohibition of human cloning, some 19 European nations signed an agreement banning any research and work involving genetic replication of human beings. The countries that signed the treaty banning human cloning were Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Macedonia, and Turkey. Preceding the ban, French President Chirac had addressed a conference of national ethics committees from a number of European nations and had insisted that the […]