History decides the path of the present and the future for everyone. You can make it or break it. With every passing day, some historic event takes place. Moreover, these events remind us why we need to keep moving forward. Some events are inventions while others are discoveries. Either way they teach us to look towards the brighter side. Such are the events of today – January 12.
BragSocial brings you another episode of history in the the daily column of today. Let us know what the day of January 12 has witnessed over the years.
1839: Anthracite coal first used to smelt Iron.
Undoubtedly, the Coal Age marks one of the greatest revolutions in the history of the world. However, do you what marks the foundation of metallurgical process used widely today? It was today, on January 12 that a variety of coal called anthracite, was used in the the process of smelting Iron. As everyone knows, Coal was the first fuel which was exploited for commercial energy requirements. Although coal is most widely used as a fuel, but it is also used as a reducing agent in the procedure of smelting of iron using blast furnaces. The word Anthracite before coal indicates that it is used without coking it. The process began in the early 1820s and is put to use even today.
1908: Radio message sent from Eiffel Tower.
On the day of January 12, 1908 the first ever long distance radio message was transmitted from the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was built by an French engineer, Gustave Eiffel. It was built for the World Fair held in Paris. Moreover, it was the then tallest structure in the world. It was in 1908, the tower could find its application for the better implementation of the advancing technology. The scientist managed successful completion of a long distance radio message from atop the tower. In fact a permanent radio station was installed on the tower in 1906. In the years followed, it was transformed into an antenna. Paris Observatory used it for transmitting signals with the United States Observatory.
1939: Timely Comics (later Marvel) comics founded.
The love of children and even adults – MARVEL. The infamous Marvel comics were first releases today in 1939. However, they were published by the name of Timely Comics. The credit of keeping the child in us alive goes to none other than Martin Goodman. He was the published of pulp magazine.
Timely Comics were founded so as to capitalise the craze and liking towards the comics, especially superhero comics. In the early 1960s, the Timely Comics were renamed to Marvel Comics. Even today the theatre adaptations of Marvel Comics have immense popularity. Well, most of us await for the next release of Marvel, don’t we?
2009: Ronaldo awarded Fifa World Player of the the year for the first time.
Christiano Ronaldo, is a popular Portuguese Football Player. Over the years, he has managed to deliver the best of his performances on field. Ronaldo plays as a forward to Serie A club Juventus. Moreover, he is the captain of Portuguese National Team. His career has witnessed events of major highs and also lows. He has managed to successfully overshadow the thick and thins. Consequently emerging as an eminent performer that he is.
Christiano Ronaldo has many awards credited to his name. Among the many laurels that he has received, FiFA World Player Of The Year Award is given twice to him. However, he is listed in the top three players list all the time. This award is now known as The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.
2019: Missy Elliot becomes first female rapper to be inducted into Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Melissa Arnette Elliott, popularly known as Missy Elliot, is an American rapper and singer. Moreover, she is a fabulous songwriter. She is an epitome of women empowerment. She substantially proves that a woman can reach heights that she has desired with constant hard work and determination. The Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame has inducter her name in the list of two others. This makes her the first female hip-hop artist to receive the honour. The tribute makes her the third rapper to be included in this Hall Of Fame.
While awarding Elliot, the chairman of Hall Of Fame, alleged her to be the one among his favourite songwriters. She is breaking the norms and is emerging as a breakthrough with her wonderful work. Moreover, Missy Elliot is an Grammy Award winning artist. She mesmerises her fans with each album release.