July 16 – Washington Declared Capital and More

Read on to enlighten yourself with historical milestones of today

Our history is a cause of celebration and reflection. It is a source of inspiration. There have been uncountable inventions, innovations, treaties, an

Our history is a cause of celebration and reflection. It is a source of inspiration. There have been uncountable inventions, innovations, treaties, and other significant events in the past and all of them have something to teach us, to inspire us to keep going and not to stop even if we fail. Start your day with a positive thought. Do something great today and we might publish it in our Daily Column in the years to come.  Let us read the historical milestones of July 16:

1661: 1st banknotes in Europe are issued by Bank of Stockholm

Stockholms Banco gave the principal banknote in Europe in 1661. They were a much simpler method of making exchanges than dragging around sacks of copper and silver coins, however,  be traded for metal sometime in the not too distant future. They messed more up than they were worth – such huge numbers of individuals utilized the notes and loaned them that the bank couldn’t respect demands for the credit to be moved into metal coinage. In the long run, the bank fell, and the Swedish government-dominated, and the bank’s organizer, Johan Palmstruch, was detained. His concept of banknotes anyway beyond words would arrive at its apogee in Europe with the presentation of a banknote across the outskirts – the Euro – in 2002.

1790: Congress declares the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States

On July 16, 1790, Congress announced the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States. President George Washington charged French designer Pierre-Charles L’Enfant to make an arrangement for the city’s new look.


1862: David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

David Glasgow Farragut was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rare admiral of navy operations, vice admiral, and navy commander in the United States Navy. He was associated with his request at the Battle of Mobile Bay normally reworded as “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead” in U.S. Navy force custom.



1867: Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete

Joseph Monier displayed his development at the Paris Exposition of 1867. He got his first patent on 16 July 1867, on iron-strengthened troughs for agriculture. He kept on finding new uses for the material, and acquired more licenses — iron-strengthened solid channels and bowls (1868); iron-fortified solid boards for building façades (1869); spans made of iron-fortified cement (1873); fortified solid pillars (1878). In 1875, the main iron-fortified solid extension at any point manufactured was built at the Castle of Chazelet. Monier was the creator.


1926: National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos

The first color photo taken underwater was of hogfish, caught off the Florida Keys in 1926 by a National Geographic picture taken by Charles Martin and Dr. William Longley. Notwithstanding some unique waterproof camera lodging, the couple utilized pounds of exceptionally dangerous magnesium streak powder to enlighten the scene. The powder was really in the raft of the surface of the water. At the point when they squeezed the camera shade, it stumbled a battery on the raft, which set off a ground-breaking blast that lit up the submerged scene up to 15 feet down.


1957: US Marine Major John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)

The Soviet Union had commanded the Space Race in the late 1950s and mid-1960s with two critical firsts: first satellite dispatch and first man in space. America chose to step up its game. Under President John F. Kennedy, the legislature had defined itself grandiose objectives – including a kept an eye on Moon landing later in the decade. John Glenn, the man chosen to be the principal American to circle the Earth, had been a recognized World War II military pilot and in 1957 had made the primary supersonic cross-country trip across America. On February 20, 1962, he circled the Earth multiple times onboard his Friendship 7 shuttle in just shy of five hours. After his NASA vocation finished, Glenn turned into a government official, filling in as a congressperson for Ohio from 1974 until 1999.


2004: Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley

Millennium Park s an open park situated on top of its network region of Chicago in Illinois worked by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and overseen by MB Real Estate. The recreation center was planned to commemorate the third millennium and is an unmistakable metro community close to the city’s Lake Michigan shoreline that covers a 24.5-section of land (99,000 m2) area of northwestern Grant Park. In 2015, the recreation center turned into the area of the city’s yearly Christmas tree lighting.

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