History is an accumulation of multiple pathbreaking events. They say, seize the day. History is all about making moments count. Additionally, these historical events remind us to never give up on the opportunity to do something great. Today, on January 22, BragSocial yet again takes you on a historical journey.
The day of January 22 witnessed milestones in the field of sports, science and entertainment as well. So let us dive into the history of today and know more about the events that occurred on the day back in several years.
1857: National Association of Baseball Founded
National Association Of Base Ball (NABB) was the first organizational authority concerned with the sport of Base Ball. The Association comprised of clubs from the New York City and also its vicinity. Further in the year 1859 formed clubs for Baseball. This was followed by the formation of clubs in Lowell, Massachusetts; Allegheny, Pennsylvania; and Hartford, Connecticut. The next years witnessed Baseball becoming a national pastime.
Moreover, gradually baseball managed to acquire its place in the hearts of citizens. Around 91 amateur teams from different cities were brought together by the sport.
1956: Canadian Football Council Formed
The Canadian Football Council (CFC), was formulated in the year 1956 which brought together the nine teams under a single organization. This Council was formed with G. Sydney Halter as Commissioner. However, the Canadian Football Council was renamed to the Canadian Football League in the year 1958.
The Canadian Football League (CFL) is a sport league in the Canada at a professional level. This League is the highest level of competition that is held in the country. The nine different teams, from the states of Canada, participate into the competition.
1964: World’s Largest Cheese Manufactured
The World Fair held in countries have managed to attract various people to showcase their addition into it. The World Fair welcomes visitors with visions of tomorrow. Moreover, it is to portray the wonders of the world in special pavilions and also exhibitions. The Fair witnesses many out of the box presentations from across the globe.
In the year 1964 in the New York city, Wisconsin chose to present the largest cheese ever manufactured. Evidently, the cheese (or cheddar) took about a hundred and seventy thousands quarts of milk. Further, it weighed a total of thirty-four thousand five hundred and ninety five pounds. In fact, the manufacturing began on January 21. The cheese took forty-three hours in its preparation. Consequently, the manufacturing completed today, January 22, back in 1964.
1997: Space Shuttle ATLANTIS Returns To Earth
The space flight and space exploration agency of the United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the NASA launched the Space Shuttle Atlantis under itself. It was the fourth operating and also second-last space shuttle built. The Atlantis travelled a distance of about a hundred and twenty six million miles in its journey. The distance is about five hundred and twenty fives times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. Subsequently, the Atlantis orbit the Earth a total of four thousand eight hundred and forty-five times. This Space expedition revealed much data and brought in a lot of information. The program was one among the many successful missions under NASA.
2014: Water Vapor Detected On Dwarf Planet Ceres
For the last century, Ceres was known to us as the largest asteroid in the Solar System. However, it was in 2006 that the International Astronomical Union decided to classify Ceres as a dwarf planet owing to its large size. The International Astronomical Union is the organization which takes under itself the naming of the planetary bodies.
Subsequently, in the year 2014, the scientists and researchers founded trace of water vapor in the asteroid belt. This detection was from the Herschel Space Observatory. This was the first time that the asteroid belt had traces of water vapor. This concludes that the dwarf planet Ceres has a surface which is icy. Also, that the planet has an atmosphere.
2018: Netflix becomes the largest entertainment company
The craze of Netflix is reaching heights like never before in the world today. Everyone is glued to their screens for primarily binge-watching on the application. Evidently, Netflix ranks at top among the companies of its kind. It is an American over-the-top company that has managed to successfully survive and deliver to the best of its credibility.
It was on January 22 in the year 2018 that Netflix crossed the benchmark of a net worth of a hundred billon dollars in market capitalization. Consequently it became the largest media and entertainment company after AT&T, Comcast and Disney. Moreover, it ranked at the number fifty-nine for largest public traded company.