History tells us of our past. Additionally, understanding the communities built around us. The study of history only enables us to prepare for the future. Moreover, we are heading towards the light of progress. Our past aids us to make provisions for that unexpected tomorrow. Also, our past aids us to make provisions for that unexpected tomorrow. Abiding by that quote, on January 16, Brag Social opens yet another chapter of history. This segment investigates the launch of the 1st League of Nations assembly. It also talks about the first black government in the Bahamas.
1909: One of Ernest Shackleton’s polar exploration teams reaches the Magnetic South pole.
One of the most renowned polar explorers was Sir Ernest Shackleton. He was the leader of three British travels. Furthermore, all these adventures revolved around the Antarctic. On January 16, 1909 Sir Ernest’s exploration teams reached the Magnetic South Pole. In addition to that, this was an outstanding event in the history of humankind. This was the second voyage to the south pole. Moreover, this was the largest advance in the history of explorations.
1913: British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland.
On January 16, 1913, the House of Commons introduced the Home Rule for Ireland. In other words, this bill meant self-government. Also, the Irish population carried out a huge Irish Home Rule movement. The House of Commons passed this bill. This proposal won by a majority of 10 votes. This movement appealed for a bicameral government. However, this bill was rejected thrice before it could be accepted.
1920: The 1st Assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris.
The League of Nations was the first inter governmental organization. Today, the first assembly of this famous organization was conducted in Paris. This firm believes in World Peace. Furthermore, it even propagates the same message. The formation of this organization was very iconic. It was established only recently after the Paris Peace Conference. They were pioneers of world peace. Additionally, they believed in building communities on the same foundation.
1967: First black government installed in Bahamas.
Today we commemorate the first black government of Bahamas. Also, this is one the biggest pedestals of our past. General elections were held in the country. Little did the Bahamian population know they were going to create history. On January 16, two parties, Progressive Liberal Party and United Bahamian Party tied. The Government then led with the leadership of the Labor Party and formed the first Black Government.
2006: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf becomes Africa’s first female elected head of state.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first woman to become the head of state in Africa. She was the President of Liberia. She was a well-respected leader. Moreover, she did a lot for her country. She brought in enough funds to begin a committee. This organization aimed to reduce corruption. She was a highly ethical woman. Additionally, she had served the country through different positions in the government.
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