History is an accumulation of multiple pathbreaking events. They say, seize the day. History is all about making that one moment count. Additionally, these historical events remind us to never let go of the opportunity to do something great. Today, on November 30, Brag Social yet again takes you on a historical journey. Moreover, this journey includes the magical story of space. It also includes the release of Michael Jackson’s solo album.
1974: Pioneer II sends photos to NASA as it nears Jupiter.
Pioneer II was launched on 5th April 1973. This satellite was sent behind its sister ship in July, 1974. Moreover, Pioneer II also sent direct pictures of Saturn five years later. This was an iconic moment in history. This ship studied the particles causing the energy in the outer hemisphere of space. Unfortunately, 21 years later, Pioneer II sent out its last transmission. It is believed the antennae has steered away from Earth. No one knows whether it is still trying to emit signals.
1979: Pope John Paul II becomes the first Pope in 1000 years to attend an Orthodox mass.
Pope John Paul II was elected head of the Catholic Church. He also was a sovereign of the Vatican City. On this iconic day, he met with the Georgian Orthodox Church. Additionally, this was the first time in 1000 years this event had occurred. This incident was a reflection of a long-lost dream of the Pope. He wanted to reconcile with the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodoxy. Furthermore, this event was seen as an extended olive branch by the Pope.
1982: Thriller, Michael Jackson’s solo album released.
If you are a fan of pop music, you’ve got to be a follower of Michael Jackson. In addition to that, you’ve got to be a disciple of his solo album Thriller. On November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson released his exemplary studio music album. Thriller sold over 32 million copies and was on the top of the music charts across the world. This album is still symbolic and can get you to groove on its tunes in no time.
1993: US President Bill Clinton signs the Brady Act
On November 30, 1993, Bill Clinton signed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. People also call it the Brady Bill. This was an extremely historic day for America. The Brady Act enacts mandatory background checks that are conducted when purchasing firearms. A person needs to be in a five-day waiting period before any purchase. The year 1991 marks the introduction of this bill. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System conducts the required background check.
2005: John Sentamu becomes Archbishop of York, first black archbishop.
John Sentamu was England’s first black Archbishop. He was the Archbishop of York. This is an unforgettable day in history as he was the first African American Archbishop in England. He was representing his community throughout the world. He trained for his priesthood and became a deacon. Furthermore, Sentamu became a priest in 1979. He is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England. John majorly believed in charity work. He also started a website that contributes to that.