We are made by history. What we are today, our surrounding, our facilities and our environment , everything is related to one or the other past occurrences. Therefore, it is our responsibility to know about our history and the events that made the present scenarios. For this, we are here to make you aware what each day marks milestones for!
Let us know what today is being marked for!
Congress creates the Continental Association
A complete ban on all the trade practices between America and Great Britain of goods, wares as well as merchandise was banned by the First Continental Congress. it was made in answer to the Intolerable Act, established by the 1774- Congress created the Continental Association. It was made in a hope that the intolerable acts would be repealed by Great Britain. British Parliament aimed to cause such hardships that Great Britain is bound to look into this matter.
Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
At the age of 23, Maria Theresa ascended the Austrian Throne in 1740. However, She was never the crowned princess. The official ruler was always known to be his husband named Francis I. She governed in his name and handed everything alone. She was the only female ruler of the House of Habsburg, ruling Austria, Bohemia, and Hungary. Her ideas and the way of the ruling made her one of a kind. She believed in religious unity and takes it as a necessary component for peace amongst everyone. She also believed that absolute monarchy is the best due to her confidence in herself of always making the right decisions.
The “Johnny Bright Incident” occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
The Johnny Bright Incident took place against African-American player Johnny Bright by a white opposing player during an American college football game held on October 20.
Johnny Bright’s participation as a halfback/quarterback in the college football game between the Drake Bulldogs and Oklahoma A&M Aggies on October 20, 1951, at Lewis Field was controversial even before it began. Bright had been the first African-American football player to play at Lewis Field two years prior. The thing that took over was Bright had never played for a losing team in his college career, which happened on this day
Lester B. Pearson is the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his aid in resolving the Suez Crisis
Lester Pearson became the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He did not know about the award until he was made aware by Toronto Star that the cable had been sent to an incorrect address and interviewers were looking for a time to schedule. He was recognized for Suez’s crisis work. Pearson’s solution of creating the United Nations Emergency Force allowing the troops to enter the area earned him this honor.
Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to George Stigler
George Stigler’s deep studies and efforts made fundamental contributions to the study of market processes and the analysis of the structure of industries.in his investigation, he found out how markets affect the economic legislation. His theory opened up the wide unseen field of economic research. Due to his achievements in this field, he was made the leader of the Industrial Organization. Being recognized as the founder of “economics of information” and “economics of regulation” he set a milestone of one of its kind. Hence, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in the year 1982 on 20th October.