All great achievements require time-Maya Angelou
On January 17, Captain James Cook became the first to prove that Terra Australis, a hypothetical island, does not exist. Unfortunately, Robert Scott who wished to be the first person to reach the South Pole became the second person to reach there. New Jersey argued on whether terminally-ill patients should have the right to die. United Nations Security Council held its first meeting. And the doomsday clock is set at five minutes to midnight, which means that five minutes to decide the notch near the end of humanity.
1773- Captain James Cook crosses Antarctic Circle
Captain James Cook wanted to prove that New Zealand was an independent island. Also, that it was independent of another larger landmass Terra Australis, on the South. During his first voyage, he voyaged across the entire eastern coastline of Australia. However, people still did not believe him. So, the British government provided financed all the necessities along with a ship Resolution. Preparations were made keeping in mind the strength required to circumnavigate the globe. After that, it was on January 17, 1773, that Captain Cook was able to cross the south of Antarctic Circle, finally proving to him that no Terra Australis existed by venturing and checking out all the predicted locations of the island.
1912-Robert Scott reaches the South Pole
Robert Scott was a British naval officer. He commenced his Antarctic expedition in the year 1901. His voyage across the coast of Victoria Land led to the discovery of the Edward VII Peninsula. In 1911, there was an unsaid race between Scott and Amundsen. They both along with their crew raced to see who reaches the South Pole first. After that, Robert Scott reached the South Pole on January 17, 1912. Unfortunately, his opponent Ronald Amundsen had reached one before he had.
1946-United Nations Security Council’s first meeting
The United Nations Security Council is responsible for maintaining peace, harmony, and security in the world. Both the Security Council and the League of Nations were trying to stop the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. However, it was the Security Council who succeeded. Therefore, after World War II, Security Council maintains friendly relations among the countries. The first session of the Council was on January 17, 1946.
1985- New Jersey rules the right to die
‘Must patients always be provided with food and water? It depends on their choice. On January 17, 1985, the court of New Jersey argued on the motion if the right to die or to not die granted to the terminally-ill patients. Some people are cannot be treated like those who are brain dead or those with a terminal illness. The doctor approves the final decision, to check if they taking that decision rationally. But this would also encourage eliminating all the elderly, handicapped, and retarded. The conversion of the bill into law required the majority on the proposition in the court.
2007 The Doomsday Clock In North Korea
The people created the Doomsday clock to address the threat to them due to any kind of scientific or technological experiments. It is like a metaphorical measure to determine the end of humanity. Phenomenon includes climate change and global warming as scientist consider them ‘nearly direly’. In October 2006, North Korea tested its nuclear weapons. Moreover, after the Cold War, deteriorating relations between Korea and the US along with their possession of about twenty-six thousand nuclear weapons was a threat to humankind. Additionally, it also considered the perils of climatic changes along with nuclear weapons. Before five minutes into midnight, the doomsday clock was set.
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