Everyday we learn about something new that has happened previously in the history. People have achieved some milestones that once we count not even fathom to think about. But we did. Just like this, we at Bragsocial, brings you a series of events that happened on January 14 and marked the pages of history, over the time. Let us read further and enjoy the historic events achieved by us.
1639: First Connecticut constitution adopted in Hartford
The Connecticut Colony council adopted the fundamental orders on January 14, 1639. It describes the government, setting its structure and power, set up by the Connecticut River Towns. However, the fundamental orders wanted to have access to the open ocean for trading. It was published by Rodger Ludlow. Moreover, this short document comprises of some principals, that later applied in creating Unites States Government. Therefore, it established Connecticut as a self-ruled colony.
1739: Britain and Spain sign second Convention of Pardo
An agreement between Britain and Spain which was signed on January 14, 1739. Also known as , Convention of El Pardo or Treaty of Pardo. This treaty desired to resolve the trade issues between two countries. It also agreed on the boundaries between Spanish Florida and the English colony of Georgia. Even after being owned by the British government, both the countries rejected this treaty. Therefore, it led to the outbreak of the War of Jenkins Ear on October 23, 1739.
1868: SC constitutional convention met with a black majority
This constitution turned out quite revolutionary as it embodied many democratic principles absent from previous constitutions. The South Carolina constitutional convention, held in Charleston, met with a majority of Black delegates. Signed on January 14, 1868, the constitution abolished many stereotype practices. Like, it provides publics education, abolition of debtor’s prison and property ownership as a qualification for office holding. Moreover, it also granted some rights to women and changed provisions in school for the blind and deaf.
1953: Yugoslavia elects its First president
Josip Broz, famously known as Tito, was born on May 7, 1892. He served as a communist revolutionary as well as a statesman. He served in various roles from 1943 until his death in 1980. However, he became the first President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from January 14, 1953. He served as a President till the day he died in 1980.
1972: Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark
Margrethe II was born on April 16, 1940, as the eldest child of Frederick IX of Denmark and Ingrid of Sweden. Born in the Royal house of Glücksburg, she became entitled to inherit the throne after the constitutional amendment in 1953. However, this amendment allowed the women to inherit the throne. She became the queen on January 14, 1972, after the death of her father. As she inherited the throne, she became the first woman monarch to inherit the throne of Denmark since 1412.
2005: Huygens probe Landed on Saturn’s moon Titan
An atmospheric entry of an ESA robotic space probe Huygens, that landed successfully on Saturn’s moon Titan on January 14, 2005. European Space Agency built and operated this space probe. Therefore, it was part of the Cassini–Huygens mission. It also, became the first spacecraft to land on Titan and the farthest landing from Earth a spacecraft has ever made.
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