Each day the world reaches a new milestone surpassing its own records. People defy normal norms and create something so magnificent that the world keeps talking about in the coming years. They prove to be a source of inspiration to give our best. This column brings to you the significant milestones in the past years. Maybe you might be on the column in the coming years.
1812: Great Britain signed the treaty of Orebro
The Anglo-Russian war was brought to an end, along with the official end of the Anglo-Swedish war. The treaty of Orebro was signed after long negotiations spanning over many days. On the same day, a treaty of peace was also signed between Britain and Russia.
1877: Thomas Edison records the human voice for the first time.
Thomas Edison found the very first phonograph in 1877. A device solely used for recording human voice, which was later developed further to even play back what has been recorded. On the first recording, Edison recited the nursery rhyme, ‘Mary had a little lamb’.
1925 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy “Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity, and Cowardice”
Mein Kampf is an autobiography by Adolf Hitler, the Nazi party leader. The book consists of his journey and the ways his political ideologies came into existence. The book had two volumes, the first was published in 1925, and the second one came in 1926. After the death of Hitler, the printing of the book was banned by the state government of Bavaria, who held the copyrights.
1947 King George VI signs the Indian Independence Act
Although Indians officially celebrate their independence day on the 15th of August, the actual independence act was signed on 18 July, by British King George VI. The Act permitted the formation of two new states, India and Pakistan. The British crown ceased its authority over the princely states.
1995 “Dreams from My Father”, a memoir by Barack Obama is published by Times Books
The memoir, by Barack Obama, tracks through his childhood till his entry into law school in 1988. It consisted of around 400 pages, primarily written in English. The book was republished in 2004. The new version has more pages than the old one as it has Obama’s new preface and keynote address.