The pages written in history are a reminder of our past and the bridge to the future. Furthermore, this compiles all types of events. Be it pathbreaking occurrences in women’s history or political affairs, they all remind us of what happened decades ago. Today, on November 28, Brag Social presents to you a page from the book of History. This includes thrilling incidents such as the first elected woman in the Parliament or even the first WSN Barn dance opening.
1520: Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean.
After sailing through the menacing straits below South America, this navigator from Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan, entered the Pacific Ocean. He sailed through with three ships. In addition to that, he was also the foremost sailor to have reached the Pacific from the Atlantic Ocean. Magellan was looking for the western sea route, that would lead him to Indonesia. For this reason, he began his journey in 1519. Additionally, he set sail from Spain. Undoubtedly, it took him a good year before he discovered the strait in the Pacific Ocean.
1919: Lady Astor elected as the first woman in Parliament.
On this historic day, women were glorious in the political field. On November 28, Nancy Astor claimed her seat in the House of Commons. This was the first time the Parliament elected a woman. Furthermore, a significant majority appointed her. Lady Astor asserted the seat of her husband, Waldorf Astor. In conclusion, Nancy, a pioneer in women and children’s rights was only the
beginning of the massive storm that women were going to create in the political sector.
1925: WSM Barn Dance opens in Nashville, Tennessee.
On the iconic night of November 28, 1925, ‘The WSM Barn Dance’ was introduced to the world. Moreover, Jimmy Thompson was the first-ever performer on this show. Besides that, this show was the forebear of the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry is a renowned country music concert. In addition to that, this concert runs for a week and is the soul of country music lovers. George D. Hay founded this music concert.
1961: Ernie Davis, the first African American to win the Heisman trophy.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy is an annual award. This honor is specially granted to NCAA football players. At the mere age of 12, Ernie Davis discovered that he was an exceptional athlete. On November 28, Ernie particularly set the benchmark for the African American community across the world. He was the premier awardee from this community. He played baseball and basketball, but football was always his first love. Ernie, in a way, revolutionized the face of sports.
1971: The Anglican Church ordains the first two women as priests.
On November 28, Hong Kong set the hallmark for the entire world. Miss Jane Hwang Hsien Yuen and Miss Joyce Bennett were the first two women who were ordained in an Anglican Church. Without a doubt, this year can be seen as a pathfinder for women across countries. One expects this news to cause a stir among people. On the contrary, this is in golden letters in the book of history. This news was circulated by the Church of England, the mother of a whopping 47 million Anglicans.
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