History touches us like a surf- a surf of crescendoed occurrence and falling of light waves just like our ignorance. Where we are right now is not a creation of utopia but the human civilizations in action. So let’s seek the purpose of inescapable history today, this day in history-6 November to begin with! You will be bewildered that the article you clicked on languidly while sipping your chai will reveal the rhetoric “What is there in a day ?” wholeheartedly!
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict-November 6th
The war and conquest have been emblematic for centuries to the ruin of faceless crowd and infrastructure- the infrastructure built by humans for humans. There has been less unpublicized view about the treacherous impact on the environment. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is annually held on November 6. It aims to sensitise and aware the humans about the aggression of armed conflicts on the environment. It invigorates one to rejuvenate the earth back to its glory.
The various events in different fields are listed chronologically
1856-GEORGE ELLIOTS FIRST FICTIONAL CREATION- CLERICAL LIFE SUBMITTED
Marian Ann Evans submitted the Scenes of Clerical Life for publication. It will later be published under the name ‘George Eliot’.George Elliot is known for the transmutation of cultural, societal, scientific and historical references in her novels. Her intellectually and idyllic style of writing has made her one of the leading Victorian Novelists, earning then a record sum of £10,000 for her novel Romola!
1860-Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States
Abraham Lincoln was elected the president by American. He empowered the abolitionist movement. He said, “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” His victory led to the secession of Southern states and the commencement of the virulent American Civil War (1861-65). The war ended with the emancipation of slaves- Abraham Lincoln aided to the path for freedom.
1990- Whitney Houston’s third studio album “I’m Your Baby Tonight” released
It was awarded Billboard album of the year. The album features funk and dance-driven pop music. The Walden-produced songs are divided by contemporary dance-pop tracks and ornate ballads. The visuals and rhapsody of the music video “I’m Your Baby Tonight” will make your scream your internalised repressed emotions and set you free. The nineties aroma will pervade you and make you dance till you drop asking for drinks!
Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight (Official Video)
1999: UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal awarded to Indian scientist Dr MS Swaminathan
Dr MS Swaminathan, the agricultural scientist known as the father of the Green Revolution was awarded UNESCO Gandhi Gold Medal for providing biotechnology benefits to developing countries. He is the first World Food Prize Laureate for developing and spearheading the introduction of high-yielding wheat and rice varieties into India during the 1960s famine. His ingenious methods have made the farming sector self-sufficient and preserved from deprivation.
2012 – Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate
Her victory made an ineffable mark, she brought diversity through the representation of the LGBTQA community in the senate. She said she is not making history but a distinct difference in politics. The difference to work for all the people.
She told CNN, “Having a seat at the table matters and I think we will see a Senate that is more reflective of America. We’re certainly not there yet, but this will be a change that moves us forward.”
2012 – Barack Obama is re-elected President of the United States
Barack Obama is the first African-American to be elected and re-elected President of the United States. The 2012 United States presidential election held on November 6, 2012, re-elected Democratic President Barack Obama, and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden to a second term.
This Day In History – 3rd November