Edmund Burke said, “Those who do not know history are destined to repeat it” This quote suggests so many things. Firstly, history is the accumulation of our mistakes and our miracles. Moreover, we are the result of these faults and accomplishments. We progressed from a stone-age man to the whims of technological minds. On January 19, we celebrate greatness. We commemorate the beauty of the human mind. Today, NASA found calcium deposits on Mars. Furthermore, man sent the New Horizons to Pluto for the first time.
1783: William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England.
On January 19, 1783, William Pitt became the youngest Prime Minister of England. He was merely 24 years old. During his tenure, the country witnessed some major political events. The French Revolution up roared while Pitt was in office. Also, the Napoleonic Wars were in discussion. Additionally, the public remembered William for his iconic Parliamentary Reforms. He introduced various bills to the House of Commons.
1903: The magazine “L’Auto” announces the new Tour de France.
L’Auto sponsored the first cycling race in 1903. Tour de France is one of the most iconic aspects of the country. France is known for this race and has brought forth multiple winners. This race was in six stages. Moreover, it is very intense and requires immense practice. Although today the formation of the race is quite different. It has shortened and modernized. Today, Tour de France is one of the most famous races. And, people participate from all over the world.
1983: The New Catholic code expands women’s rights in the church.
1983 was a historic year for women. Also, this year the Catholic church extended women’s rights. The Church maintained equality through this initiative. Pope John Paul II publicized this event. Women were participating in administrative services. In addition to that, they could become auditors, chancellors, and board members of a seminary. They were now free of all the questionnaires before marriage. Females could now take up roles as teachers in the seminaries.
2006: The New Horizons probe is launched on the first mission to Pluto.
Only a few years back, Pluto was our ninth planet. But today it is a dwarf planet and not considered a part of our solar system. On January 19, NASA sent the spacecraft New Horizons to Pluto. Moreover, this was the first mission regarding this planet. On this day, this spacecraft also discovered the third zone of the solar system. The Kuiper Belt was studied as well. This belt is a major advancement in the field of science. It gives us a picture of different comets and smaller planets in our galaxy.
2013: Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars.
NASA made another excellent scientific discovery on January 19, 2013. The Curiosity rover found calcium deposits on the surface of Mars. The exciting part of this event was the composition. The existence of calcium deposits proved that the composition of Mars was quite similar to Earth. Furthermore, that Mars was similar to our home planet. Curiosity Rover is the biggest rover of NASA. Lastly, it looks like a car.
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