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Day of Independance for Jordan and Argentina

In a place with so many people and different ideologies enduring every day, there are a lot of revolutionary things happening each day. In the past too, there have been many noteworthy accomplishments that occurred this day. Read on to know what all happened.

Today in History

1810: Argentina declared independence from Napoleonic Spain

On May 25, 1810 Buenos Aires established an autonomous viceroyalty in the name of Ferdinand, pending his restoration. However, when it became apparent that Ferdinand was virtually powerless following his restoration in 1814, an assembly of the members of the viceroyalty met to discuss the situation. 

1911: Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigned his office

A person, known for his decades-long presidency and strong centralized state in Mexico was ousted in 1911 during the Mexican revolution. His elitist and oligarchical policies favored foreign investors and wealthy landowners, culminating in an economic crisis for the country.

1914: The British House of Commons passed Irish Home Rule

This was the third bill of its kind introduced by a Liberal government in 28 years in response to the Irish Home Rule movement. This Act was the first law ever passed by the Parliament of the UK that sought to establish a devolved government in any part of the UK.

1935: Jesse Owens set six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan

In Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Big Ten Championships, he made his first international mark at the age of 21 years when he was an undergrad at Ohio State University.  

1946: Jordan gained independence from Britain

Today, Jordan celebrates its independence day on which Abdullah ibn Hussein al Hashimi was proclaimed King of Transjordan, and a new constitution was enacted, replacing the British Mandate that ended three days before.

1953: The first atomic cannon was fired in Nevada

This was during the Operation Upshot-Knothole test series at the Nevada Test Site, now known at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) when a milestone occurred in ordnance development. A 280-mm cannon, nicknamed Atomic Annie, fired the first and last nuclear projectile as part of the Grable test.

Looking for a special reason to celebrate today? Here is a reason for you to feel special.

Geek Pride Day 

For a long time, geeks were considered boring and the term ‘geek’ was thought of as a derogatory mark. With time the meaning of geeks evolved. Geek describes a person who is well learned and has immense knowledge about an activity that interests them. 

On this day, if you consider yourself a geek, then why not be proud of it. Flood your social media about what are your favorites and let the world know. Spend time with like-minded people or else do your favorite thing, celebrate yourself!

Or are you looking for a birthday twin today? There are so many on the planet, look for yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Essayist, lecturer, and poet. He led the transcendentalist movement in the 19 century. He was seen as a flag bearer for individualism and has proposed 1000s of written work about individualism and goodness of an individual. His speech titled “The American Scholar” in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. considered to be America’s “intellectual Declaration of Independence.” He detached himself from religion and other contemporaries and this reflected in his works as well. 

 

Ian Mckellan

Sir Ian Mckellan is a legendary English actor. He has a career spanning many decades. He has worked on genres ranging from Shakespeare to modern science fiction. Awards and accolades have been habitual to Ian who has bagged hundreds of awards to say the least. He has been a recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Critics’ Choice Awards and many more. Mckellan has also been a famous and popular LGBT activist. 

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