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 26:
1609: English mathematician Thomas Harriot is the first person to draw a map of the Moon by looking through a telescope
The main drawing of the Moon through a telescope, dated July 26, 1609, by Thomas Harriot. This unrefined yet noteworthy sketch generally depicts the eliminator, the line that denotes the limit among day and night on the lunar surface. The first picture is somewhat more than 15 cm over.
1788: New York becomes 11th state to ratify US constitution
The supreme law of the United States of America, the US Constitution was drafted by the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention. It was the primary constitution of its sort, and has impacted the constitutions of numerous different countries. Since the Constitution came into power in 1789, it has been changed multiple times.
1803: The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world’s first public railway, opens in south London
The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a horse drawn plateway that connected Wandsworth and Croydon by means of Mitcham, all then in Surrey yet now rural areas of south London, in England. It was set up by Act of Parliament in 1801, and opened somewhat in 1802 and mostly in 1803.
1847: The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society
The Liberian Declaration of Independence is a record embraced by the Liberian Constitutional Convention on July 26, 1847, to report that the Commonwealth of Liberia, a settlement established and constrained by the private American Colonization Society, was an autonomous state known as the Republic of Liberia.
1865: The capital of New Zealand moves from Auckland to Wellington
The move of the capital from Auckland to Wellington was embraced in 1865, and Wellington has been New Zealand’s capital since. The fifth meeting of the third Parliament was opened on 26 July 1865 in Wellington, and this date is viewed as the move of the capital capacity to Wellington.
1887: 1st Esperanto book published
On July 26, 1887, the Unua Libro (English: First Book) was distributed establishing the Esperanto development. It was the main distribution to portray Esperanto, which later became the International Language (Esperanto: Lingvo Internacia). This first distribution was in Russian and was imprinted in Warsaw, Poland by Polish oculist L. L. Zamenhof. Throughout the following years releases were distributed in Polish, Russian, Hebrew, French, German, and English.
1947: US President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act which establishes the Central Intelligence Agency
President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, revamping the military and redesigning the administration’s international strategy making organization. The demonstration brings forth three significant associations: the Department of Defense (DOD), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Council (NSC).
1971: Apollo 15 launched (Scott and Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
Apollo 15 was launched on July 26, 1971, at 9:34 AM EDT from the Kennedy Space Center at Merritt Island, Florida. The hour of dispatch was at the very beginning of the two-hour, brief dispatch window, which would permit Apollo 15 to show up at the Moon with the best possible lighting conditions at Hadley Rille; had the mission been deferred past another window on July 27, it couldn’t have been rescheduled until late August.