‘If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then damn it, you do not deserve to win.’
Many people have to struggle in their lives because of narrow-minded people and stereotypes. In the current times, awareness about prejudices and awareness about racial discrimination is spreading at a more substantial scale. However, still many people have deprived of resources and lack opportunities because of the same. But many people struggle and work hard to win what they want. Such legends are a beacon of hope for others struggling.
On January 20. Brag Social presents some of the most inspiring events of history. Barack Obama swore as the first black president of America. National Negro Network, a black-oriented radio program established. William Maclure successfully made the first geological map of the US. California Stock Exchange Board commenced its trading. The US government initiated the Four Point Program, an economic development program.
1809- William Maclure made the first Geological map of the USA
William Maclure, a geologist, cartographer, and philanthropist, made the first geological map of the United States of America. He travelled across the states and cities more than once, took geological surveys, and mapped them simultaneously. After that, he gave away the map which he made to the American Philosophical Society. They complied his attempt in a memoir entitled ‘Observations on the Geology of the United States explanatory of a Geological Map’. Moreover, it was published in the ‘Society’s Transactions’ with William Malcure’s map of the USA.
1872-California Stock Exchange Board established
Stock Exchange is a marketplace where securities such as stocks of companies and other institutions and trade. The Calfornia Stock Exchange Board opened for stock trading on January 20, 1872. It managed stock investments in the Comstock silver mines. This was one of the most rewarding and wealthiest stocks at that time.
1949- the US introduces the Four Point Program
The President of the US, Harry S. Truman introduced the Four Point Program to aid the poor or the developing countries economically. While addressing the program in the speech, it was the fourth foreign policy. Hence, it was named the ‘Four Point Program’. The program took cognizance of providing a modest standard of living for the people in underprivileged areas. Moreover, a committee called ‘Technical Assistance Group’, for the same purpose was formed. Samuel Hayes was the chairperson who headed all the decisions. In June 1950, Congress allocated a budget of about $25,000,000 for the same fiscal year to be spent on the program only. Several countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Israel, etc. benefited from it. Additionally, these included only those countries that had entered into bilateral agreements with the government of the US.
1954- National Negro Network, a radio channel started
On January 20, 1949, a radio programming service named ‘National Negro Network’ commenced with 40 members. It was mostly oriented to the black people. Also, it is the first black-owned radio network in the country. The network’s president was W. Leonard Evans Jr. along with Reggie Schuebel as the vice president-treasurer. A plethora of programs were broadcasted on the channel. It included the soap opera ‘The Story of Ruby Valentine’ and contains many more popular artists. Philip Morris and Pet Milk were sponsors of the program.
2009- First inauguration ceremony of Barack Obama as President
Barack Obama was the first black President of the USA. The first inauguration ceremony took place on January 20, 2009. The ceremony at the West Front in Washington DC marked the beginning of his first term. It was the 56th inauguration. Also, he was the 44th President. The day is said to be one of the most-observed days since many people attended the event. The reason was such a humungous audience at the event was because the PIC reached more than the usual ordinary citizen to gather for the event. The number of people watching it on television and the internet was also high worldwide.