History touches us like a surf- a surf of crescendoed occurrence and falling of light waves like our ignorance. Where we are right now is not a creation of utopia but the human civilization in action. Let’s seek the purpose of inescapable history today, this day in history-13 November “! 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!
WORLD KINDNESS DAY- 13 NOVEMBER
World Kindness Day internationally is observed annually on November 13. It was introduced as part of the World Kindness Movement in 1998. The day aims to promote empathy, mental stability and support of each other for growth and development. It is observed in many countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and the U.A.E.The world is already in its most decadent political and socio-economic-cultural climate in 2020. So look out for each other, this World Kindness Day.
1851:Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
In 1850 telegraphic engineer John Watkins BrettOffsite Link and his brother Jacob Brett laid the first telegraph cableOffsite Link between England and France. A French fisherman discerned the cable as seaweed and cut it off! So the brothers in September 1851 installed an armoured cable that lasted for many years. Messages were transmitted through the submarine cable from Calais to Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, from which they were passed to the South Eastern Railway for telegraphing to its London Bridge StationOffsite Link, and then by messenger to the telegraph company’s office!
1862:Lewis Carroll begins the writing process for Alice fairytales!
Lewis Carrol was a fantasm of Alice himself, stuck between the utopia and pragmatism. One of the leading Victorian-era novelists incorporating the usage of nonsense verse wrote beautifully for the children. The Alice series was recast as the novel of manners and had many insightful references to the bourgeoise class in the England’s Industrial climate. The children literature is considered a literary fiction but has paved its way into the binaries of popular fiction. The concept of the alchemic world of Alice is just an inverted version of the reality which we fail to deduce. From children to adults, there are hardly anyone who does not refer to Alice in any conversation. (even without having read the story!)
1940: Fantasia- the third animated Disney film released
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. The animated film Fantasia had its first public screening, and it became one of Disney’s more controversial works, scorned for its momentary pretentiousness and praised for its stunning visual virtuosity. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer and production supervision by Ben Sharpsteen, it is the third Disney animated feature film. Disney’s Fantasia is an ingenious blend of the classics with dreamy visuals.
2002 Eminem releases single “Lose Yourself”1st rap song to win Academy Award Best Original Song
The single is from the soundtrack of the 2002 motion picture 8 Mile. It is considered one of this best artistic creation and has inspired himself. The music to give him strength when he felt vulnerable. The song is very popular amongst the youth and gives everyone a sense of constancy. The lyrics are, “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti. He’s nervous, but on the surface, he looks calm and ready…”
Watch Eminems Lose Yourself music video here
2015:Terrorist attacks in Paris
A series of coordinated terrorist attacks that included suicide bombs and mass shootings took place in Paris. Venues attacked included the Stade de France and the Bataclan theatre during a concert. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Daesh (ISIL) took responsibility for the attacks. The attacks killed about 130 people and wounded more than 350 people. One of the most virulent attacks shook the whole country and beyond the blurry lines of borders.
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