History is a cause of celebration and reflection. It is a source of inspiration. There have been uncountable inventions, innovations, treaties, and other significant events in the past and all of them have something to teach us, to inspire us to keep going, and not to stop even if we fail. Start your day with a positive thought. Do something great today and we might publish it in our Daily Column in the years to come. Let us read the historical milestones of May 11:
1573: Henry of Anjou became the first elected king of Poland
Henry III also called Henry of Valois now, called Henry of Anjou before 1574; was the first elected monarch of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Henry III was the king of France after his older brother, King Charles IX died
1689: French and English navies battle at Bantry Bay
Battle of Bantry was a naval engagement fought on 11 May 1689, a week before the declaration of the Nine Years’ War. The French won this battle at last.
1792: Captain Robert Gray discovers The Columbia River
The Columbia River is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, which rises in the Rocky Mountains of British Colombia, Canada. This river is 2,000 kilometers long. Robert Gray was an American merchant sea captain. He is popular for his achievements in connection with two trading voyages to the northern Pacific coast of North America, between 1790 and 1793. It pioneered the American maritime fur trade in that region.
1924: Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie begin their first joint venture
They sealed the merger with the new brand logo of Mercedes-Benz. They registered the new trademark in February 1925. It connected the Mercedes star of Daimler with the laurel wreath of Benz. The two original trademarks originated in the year 1909 and were continuously further developed until 1926. This was how the two companies began to hone up their presence in the signs system of the automobile industry at an early stage. Shortly after the merger, the stronger company structure proved its merit during the Great Depression and the world economic crisis at the end of the 1920s.
1995: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty extended indefinitely
In New York City, more than 170 countries decide to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty indefinitely and without conditions. The Treaty represents the only binding commitment in a multilateral treaty to the goal of disarmament by the nuclear-weapon States. Opened for signature in 1968, the Treaty entered into force in 1970. The Treaty was extended indefinitely, on 11 May 1995