Our history is a cause of celebration and reflection. It is a source of inspiration. There have been uncountable inventions, innovations, treaties, and other significant events in the past and all of them have something to teach us, to inspire us to keep going and not to stop even if we fail. Start your day with a positive thought. Do something great today and we might publish it in our Daily Column in the years to come. Let us read the historical milestones of July 14:
Bastille Day – the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France on July 14, 1789. This vicious assault on the legislature by the individuals of France flagged the beginning of the French Revolution. What was the Bastille? The Bastille was a fortress built in the late 1300s to secure Paris during the Hundred Years’ War. By the late 1700s, the Bastille was for the most part utilized as a state jail by King Louis XVI. It is called “ la Fête Nationale ”.
1798: The Sedition Act is passed by the U.S. Congress. It prohibits “false, scandalous & malicious” writing against the government
On July 14, 1798, one of the most terrible breaks of the U.S. constitution in history became government law when Congress passed the Sedition Act, jeopardizing freedom in the delicate new country. While the United States occupied with maritime threats with Revolutionary France, known as the Quasi-War, Alexander Hamilton and congressional Federalists exploited the open’s wartime fears and drafted and passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, without first counseling President John Adams. This law permitted the deportation, fine, or imprisonment of anyone deemed a threat or publishing “false, scandalous, or malicious writing” against the government of the United States.
1850: 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration by Florida physician John Gorrie
Florida physician JohnGorrie applied for patents in 1848 and had a model worked in Ohio by the Cincinnati Iron Works. It was portrayed in Scientific American the next year, however, Gorrie still needed to pull in funding to battle the current ice-square industry. He utilizes his mechanical ice-producer to bewilder the visitors at a gathering. It’s the principal open U.S. show of ice made by refrigeration. Florida had awarded Gorrie by putting his sculpture in the National Statuary Hall Collection in the U.S. Statehouse.
1933: All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany
In another critical advance in the change of German culture from a majority rule government to a tyranny, the Nazi authority passed the Law against the Founding of New Parties. With this law, passed on July 14, 1933, all other political elements were disbanded or broken down. As a result, a few activists fled abroad. Others arranged to work inside an unlawful gathering structure. A few gatherings went underground and some essentially broke down from terrorizing and weight. Germany turned into a one-party tyranny by National Socialists, whom the law made the main authentic ideological group in the nation.
1938: Howard Hughes and crew set a new world record for an around-the-world flight.
Howard Hughes set off on his round the world trip as a component of the advancements for the New York World’s Fair. Hughes had on board his copilot Harry Connor and his pilot Thomas Thurlow, his flight engineer Edward Lund, and his radio administrator Richard Stoddard. Promising them was Al Lodwick who was Vice President of Curtis Wright and took care of all the coordination of the flight. They had onboard the most exceptional navigational hardware accessible at the time including a homing radio compass, a periscope float pointer, and gyro pilot and incredible radio. They left Floyd Bennett Field on July 10th. En route, they halted in Paris, Moscow, Omsk, Yakutsk, Fairbanks, and Minneapolis. The plane and group came back to New York on July 14th – 91 hours in the wake of withdrawing.
1951: The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri becomes the first national park honoring an African American.
George Washington Carver National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service in Newton County, Missouri. The national landmark was established on July 14, 1943, by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who committed $30,000 to the landmark. It was the principal national landmark committed to a dark American and first to a non-resident. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.
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