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 24.
BragSocial brings you another episode of history in the the daily column of today. Let us know what the day of January 24 has witnessed over the years.
1899: Rubber Heels For Boots Patented
It is very well said by someone that Good Boots Take You Good Places. Well, who does not like to power up their outfit with a classy pair of boots. Ladies are all hearts if they find that perfect comforting shoes. It was today on January 24 that the ladies boots embarked a transition stage. 1899 marks the invention of Rubber Heels in Boots. Moreover, the invention received patent on January 24, back in 1899.
The use of rubber heel in boots thus became popular and it also eradicated the noise while walking. The patent was credited in the name of Benjamin Boss of Massachusetts.
1964: 24th Amendment To US Constitution
This amendment labelled as twenty-fourth exercises the voting rights to be a little more flexible. The amendment states that The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay poll tax or other taxes.
1984: Apple Reveals Macintosh Personal Computer
January 24 marks another milestone and breakthrough in the world of technological advancement. It was today in 1984 that the technology company, Apple Inc. revealed Macintosh Personal Computer to the world which have now transformed the world with itself. However, when it was launched it was far from what we call a hit. The computer was evidently too far from being affordable. Moreover, it was far from being even workable. As we witness today, the original model came to a surprise however. The launch of Macintosh Computers, or popularly Mac, has changed the whole world. Additionally, it has mesmerized everyone, not just its fans, by the evolution of Computers since then. The computer ranks at the top best in terms of every parameter when put to judgment.
1989: First Case Of AIDS Reported
We are a part of an independent world. This implies that we really can not escape each other. How we respond to AIDS depends, in part, on whether we understand this interdependence. It is not the problem of just anyone. In fact, it is the problem of everyone. The sexually transmitted disease, AIDS, has been prominently scaring the human world since its very existence.
It was in 1989 on January 24 that the first case of this viral disease came to light. The first victim was Ken Horne who was a San Francisco resident. The case was reported to the Center for Disease Control with Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). Later the CDC identified him to be the first case of AIDS epidemic. He was the first patient in the US identified retroactively. Additionally, he was suffering from Cryptococcus.
2006: Disney Announces Buying Of Studio Pixar
The love down the memory lane for every adult and fantasy to every child is the world of Disney. Bob Iger had announced early in the 2000s that he was going to take on the rapid changes in the marketplace. Soon after the announcement, the Disney took its take by buying the Pixar Animation Studio. The deal was worth a seven point four billion dollars.
This collaboration had resulted many over the top releases in the animation world. Almost every film after ‘Toy Story’, was under Disney. After so many years, the actions of Disney as a team are applaudable indeed. The excellence was not only in the decision of acquisition, but also in execution.
2017: Trump Withdraws US From Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Soon after a period of three days in power, The US President Donald Trump executed his power by withdrawing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. It was commonly known as the TPP. This was the agreement of trade implement as a key policy by the Obama Administration. The United States has been a constant signatory of the agreement along with eleven other countries. This included countries like Japan, Vietnam and Australia. Since the long time, Trump was an active critic of this trade agreement and he exercised his take on it soon after he acquired his presidential term.