Every day, activities, inventions, and what does not happen. The same is with the past. There are 365 days in a year and it has been more than a million years since this earth has lived. Of course, our scientists were able to track down to some extent what might have happened. But this time, we shall be discussing some specifics events. Not all science-related, obviously. Brag Social brings to you some fun facts and occurrences of November 16 of the past years.
1801 First edition of New York Evening Post
Father Alexander Hamilton is the founder of the New York Evening Post. In 1976 the name changed to the New York Post after Rupert Murdoch bought it. It is the oldest standing newspaper company in the US. Just like a person’s story, even the New York Post has a long and eventful one. It has had its share of dislikes and strikes from 1918 to 1976. It also has had many controversies on it in 1976. Over the years it has had its fair share of new publishers, owners, and editors. But the writers to date have full coverage of information and stories of interest.
1841 Patent for life-preserving cork given
Napoleon Guerin of New York invented the life preserver made of cork. His design for the life preserver is as follows:-
- Jacket form
- 2 thick layers of cork between sheets of material
- On the front and back
After testing his invention, his inventions turned out successful. Napoleon did not mention the material of the jacket. He believed that any material would work out. On November 16, 1841, he was given the patent for his invention
1974 1st interstellar radio message sent
With the goal in mind to improve communication technology, The Arecibo message was sent. The Arecibo message is an interstellar radio message. On November 16, 1974, The Arecibo Radio telescope in Peurto Rico received a message. It was 25,000 light-years away. The message was not an emotional letter or any graphic image. It was a combination of the binary system with 0s and1s and more attributes. After decoding, it formed dots of various images:
This was not an attempt to see if extraterrestrial existed. It was to test how fast and in what form can messages be sent with the right frequency
1988 Benazir Bhutto’s wins first free Pakistani elections
Benazir Bhutto is the first Muslim woman to hold a significant position in Pakistan. She is the first elected female Prime Minister of Pakistan of the 80s. She won the first free elections on November 16, 1988. Born to the famous Zulfikar Bhutto, she was an educated woman. She is a graduate of both Harvard and Oxford University. Is also known as the 11th and 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan from the PPP(Pakistan Peoples Party). She is an inspiration for many women who fight for their rights relentlessly. Bhutto self-exiled herself in Dubai in 1998. She passed away on December 27, 2007.
2002 The first case of SARS is recorded in Foshan City
Severe Acute Respiratory System(SARS) is a highly contagious disease. During the worldwide spread, more than 8000 people got affected. It is an airborne virus. But can also be spread through coming into physical contact. Some symptoms are:-
- Hight fever
- Muscle pain
- Shortness of breath
- Respiratory symptoms
An outbreak in China in 2003 caused worldwide worry. Thankfully, back then, the doctors and scientists were able to find an effective treatment:-
- Quarantine of patients
- Critical and emergency care
- Constant monitoring for 3-7 days