Today is directly related to what yesterday stood for. All the answers to the present lie in the milestones we etched in the past. We have triumphed e
Today is directly related to what yesterday stood for. All the answers to the present lie in the milestones we etched in the past. We have triumphed each day to reach here, and each day of the past have historical significance in making the world what it is today. Read on to know more.
1904 -A woman is placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
A woman was arrested for smoking a cigarette in public on this day in 1904, in New York City. She was riding in an open car, when a policeman on horseback reportedly stopped her and gasped, “Ma’am, you can’t do that on Fifth Avenue!” At that time, in much of the country, it was also illegal for an unescorted woman to be served in hotels and restaurants. And no woman, anywhere, had the right to vote. That changed in 1920, and soon after, cigarette manufacturers began featuring women prominently in their advertisements, and some even began urging women to smoke instead of eating.
1924 – Three U.S. Army aircraft completed a 22-day round-the-world flight.
The precursor of the United States Air Force, the United States Army Air Service completed its
first-ever aerial circumnavigation by four aviators from an eight-man team. They crossed over 14 cities before finally finishing the mission in Seattle, Washington. The engines were changed 5
times in the whole period, and new wings were set twice. The trip took 363 flying hours and 7
minutes over 175 days of a calendar year. The mission covered 26, 345 miles.
1928 UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis
Cannabis was banned in 1928, and its medical use was also outlawed in the year 1971. Few years before the outlawing,
permission to cultivate and procure cannabis was also banned in 1964. Along with this, even cocaine was made illegal and legalized on medical use in the same decade.
1959 – Explorer VI, the U.S. satellite, takes the first video pictures of earth.
Explorer – 6, also known as S-2 was launched on August 7, 1959. It was a small satellite made to study the trapped radiation of various energies, cosmic rays, geomagnetism, and many more areas of physics. The satellite also tested a scanning device for photographing the Earth’s cloud cover. The images became the first-ever pictures of the Earth and we’re transmitted through the satellite.
1968 Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
Hey Jude was a non-album single by the English rock band Beatles that was released in August 1968. It was the first single released on the Beatles’ Apple record label. It was also one of the ‘First Four singles by Apple’s roster of artists. The single sold 8 million copies worldwide. The song is frequently part of the critique’s greatest records of all time.
1987 “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV
Star Trek: TNG is an American science fiction television series. It aired from September 28, 1987, to May 3, 1994, consisting of 178 episodes. The series is set in the 24th century where the Earth is part of the United Federation of Planets and explores the milky way galaxy. A series always touted as well ahead of its time.
2008 – SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, Falcon 1.
The Falcon was developed by SpaceX between 2006 to 2009. It became the first privately made liquid-fuel launch vehicle to go into orbit around the Earth. The vehicle had been launched a total of 5 times. After its fifth launch, it was retired and was succeeded by Falcon 9.