Historian Mansoor Ali says: “There are references that the name was derived from the Lal Mahal Palace, which was located in Srirangapatna and had a similar botanical garden .Old-time residents living near Lalbagh believe that it was named after Lal Bi, Hyder Ali’s mother.” Lalbagh was called the Rose and Cypress Gardens till 1856 by the British. Commissioned on 30 acres of land by ruler of Mysore kingdom Hyder Ali in 1760.
7/15/76) reaffirmed the strong prediction that the generation of 1914 would not pass away until the end came. Clark observed in his 1949 book, THE SMALL SECTS IN AMERICA that “It has been said that more than a hundred speculators predicted that the advent would occur within the decade following the end of the American Civil War.” Of course, in that number was the small American “sect” (or “not a sect”) directed at first by C. Russell and then by others under the direction of the WTB&TS.
They have not learned from past failures and persist in their efforts to ‘reveal’ what only God knows. During their tenures, four administrations of WT leaders – Russell, Rutherford, Knorr, and a Governing Body made up of many members – loudly proclaimed three dates and softly offered to insiders other dates for the return of Jesus during more than one hundred and thirty years.
The creed incorporated Adam's fall and the entry of sin, evil and death into the world.
God was believed to be permitting the world's affairs to run their ruinous course before he implemented his plan to free humanity from evil, suffering and death by means of the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and the later establishment of God's kingdom on earth after his Second Coming.
Further expectations were held for the arrival of Armageddon in 1975, but resulted in a later apology to members from the society's leadership. Chryssides has argued that although there have been some "unrealized expectations", changes in Watch Tower chronology are attributable more to changed chronological schemes, rather than to failed predictions.