History is the study of the past. History motivates the present and pushes us to make the future better. Although, we cannot return back to it, we can stop and appreciate how beautiful it has been. Today, on February 11, Brag Social again takes you on a historical journey of this date. This journey includes the story of a world record and also includes interesting events.
1954: A 75,000-watt light bulb lit.
February 11, 1954, was a remarkable day for New York. In 1954, the largest light bulb, rated at 75,000-watts, was lit at the Rockefeller Centre in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison. Bulb with
three and a half feet height and about 2 feet diameter was really surprising. The bulb illuminated the entire skating rink from the top. Then, it was put to cool down after continuously burning for 5 minutes.
1975: Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first women to lead the British Conservative Party
On this date of 1975, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher was elective because the new leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, turning into 1st (the primary} lady to steer a serious British organization. Therefore, the first feminine Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition. She received 146 votes of the 276 Conservative members of the House of Commons (majority), with seventy nine votes holding his highest rival- William Whitelaw. With this, Mrs. Thatcher became the primary feminine British Prime Minister and wrote at the moment within the book of history.
1977: STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
STS 82 demonstrated the capability of the space shuttle to service orbiting spacecraft as well as the benefits of human spaceflight. It was the 22nd flight of Space Shuttle Discovery It was NASA’s second mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. The duration of this mission stands to 9days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, 09 seconds and it travelled the distance of 6,100,000 kilometers, completing 149 orbits. It falls back on the 21st.
2016: Discovery of Gravitational waves
Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. “We have detected gravitational waves. We did it,” said David Reitze. David was the executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (Ligo). They
detected the collision of two black holes. Using the world’s sophisticated director, the scientists listened for 20 thousandths of a second as the two giant black holes, one 35 times the mass of the sun, the other slightly smaller, circled around each other.
2020: Snow falls in Baghdad, Iraq, for the second time in a century
Though snow is common in the mountainous region of Iraq, it’s very rare in Baghdad. The last time the city saw the snow was in 2008, but that was the first struck since 1914. People were surprised and elated to witness the incredible view. Snow immersed everything in sight. The cars, gardens, roads, everything. The excitement of the young and the old ones in Baghdad was enormous and thus found unique place in the pages of history.
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