History imbibes values in us. It perforates the power of knowledge through generations of human beings. We live and grow by the strength our past holds. History is about the making of iconic events. The self-discovery of the magic that man holds in his hands. Today is all about new beginnings and inventions. Today, On February 2 we peek into five such human-led events that took the world by surprise. These include the foundation of the National Baseball League. Furthermore, the Winter Olympics began in Japan.
1869: James Oliver invents a removable tempered steel plow
Our first event for today is an invention. On February 2, 1869, James Oliver invented a removable tempered steel plow blade. He experimented with the field plow for many years. Over the years he also improved his design. This was a path-breaking invention. Moreover, today farmers commonly use this tool during farming. The improved features and design of the plow have helped the farmers immensely.
1876: The National Baseball League is founded with 8 teams.
Today in 1876, the National Baseball League started. Also, this league began with only 8 teams. They were the Boston Red Stockings, Chicago White Stockings, Cincinnati Red Stockings, Hartford Dark Blues, Louisville Grays, Mutual of New York, Philadelphia Athletics, and St. Louis Brown Stockings. This was a historic event. Furthermore, it has changed the face of sports. People today watch baseball very often. Also, the first official game was in June 1846.
1948: The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce, and navigation.
On February 2, 1948, Italy and the United States of America signed a treaty. The treaty was an agreement about friendship, commerce, and navigation. Through this treaty, new import-export routes were established. This was a way for both the countries to extend a hand of peace and traditional ties. They made provisions through philosophical and economic aspects. Additionally, the former presidents of Italy and the USA signed this pact. People from both countries could enter the other country without objections.
1972: Winter Olympics begin in Sapporo, Japan.
Today the Winter Olympics began in Japan. We watch the Olympics with so much zest and zeal. Now, this was a historic event. The Olympics began with 12 different game venues. Multiple sports were played that Winter. It included ice skating, Men’s doubles. Ice skiing. Moreover, there was also the sport of ski jumping, Bobsleigh, and Alpine skiing.
2003: Jennifer Lopez hits No.1 on the US singles charts.
On February 2, 2002, Jennifer Lopez created history. She hit the charts as number 1 on the US singles. This was for her song “All I have”. People were bobbing their heads to this song in New Zealand. We all know that Jennifer Lopez or JLo as we call her is famous for her out of the world songs. Although, this song was more of a love song. It was playing for innumerable days. She was number 1 on the US charts for weeks together.
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