Inventions and innovations take place over the years. It has only helped humans to be more beneficial and advanced. On January 15, Wikipedia Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia. The Triangle magazine published rules of basketball. Today, it was the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth. British Museum opened on this day. Also, the UK government removed the ban on censorship.
‘The only way to discover new things is to go beyond the impossible.’
1559 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth, I was born on 7th September 1533 to King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn. In 1560, she founded the Collegiate Church of St. Peter. She had a fetish for jewels and dancing. Queen Elizabeth never married anyone, even though Sir Walter Raleigh was one of her favourites. She was crowned on January 15, 1559, by Dr Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle. The coronation completed at Webminister Abbey, where the ceremony was performed in partly English and partly Latin. People commemorate her for the wonderful time of her rein and regard her as one of the most prominent rulers
1759- Inauguration of the first public museum
British Museum British Museum is about the most prominent works related to human history, art, and culture. It is a public institution in Montague House with a collection of about eight million works around the world. It was established on January 15, 1759. At that time, it also included works of Beowulf, Sir Robert Bruce, and Sir John Cotton. In years, the museum was expanded and the works displayed also increased with the colonization. British museum stands as the largest and most prestigious museum in the world. Moreover, it is the first public national museum not only in the UK but worldwide.
1892-Rules of Basketball publishes in Triangle Magazine
A college instructor named James Naismith invented basketball game. He was a 331-year old graduate teacher at Springfield College. Somehow, he got the idea of the game when he was taking a class with his students. In 1892, James Naismith wrote an article about the game and the 13 rules of the game. Triangle magazine published the same. It was a monthly journal of the then Springfield college. He mentioned how ‘co-ordination of every muscle’ and ‘call for physical judgment’ was necessary for overall development.
1994- Removal of Censorship ban in the UK
The UK government had banned all the broadcasts by the members of Sinn Fein organization and several other Irish republicans. The content on television and radio was also broadcasted with certain restrictions. The Home Secretary, Douglas Hurd announced the ban. As a result, there were protests and vandalisation in the country. Some journalists talked about the consequences of the ban imposed in other countries. However, the government was under pressure after removing the ban and the increase in violence. Therefore, the Prime minister of the UK, John removed the British government.
2001- Launch of Wikipedia
On January 15, 2001, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched the most popular online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It is a multilingual website. Moreover, it ranks the thirteenth on “most-visited place on the web”. An American NGO, Wikimedia Foundation initiated it. The free of cost and ad-free website contains more than 55 million articles now. Moreover, it has an open-door policy that enables anyone in the world to create and edit articles, in their language. Although the credibility and quality of Wikipedia articles are uncertain at times, however, they have traffic of about 1.7 billion visitors to their website.
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