Good Information in Historical past, August 19 – Good Information Community

6 years in the past right this moment, Tajikistani athlete Dilshod Nazarov gained himself and his nation their first-ever gold medal within the historical past of the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro when he threw 78.68m to win the boys’s hammer throw. Nazarov was their finest probability when he stepped up in Rio, having already gained Tajikistan’s first-ever gold medal within the Asian Video games again in 2006. WATCH the successful throw…

CC 4.0. Athletics Federation of India.

Olympic-style occasions aren’t Tajikistan’s forte, with the most well-liked sport being buzkashi, a recreation performed on horseback, like polo. Buzkashi could also be performed as a person sport and as a staff sport. The goal of the sport is to seize a 50 kg lifeless goat, journey away from the opposite gamers, get again to the start line and drop it in a chosen circle.

4 Tajikistani athletes have gained Olympic medals for his or her nation since independence. They’re: wrestler Yusup Abdusalomov (silver in Beijing 2008), judoka Rasul Boqiev (bronze in Beijing 2008), boxer Mavzuna Chorieva (bronze in London 2012) and hammer thrower Dilshod Nazarov (gold in Rio de Janeiro 2016).

 MORE Good Information on this Day:

  • The Liberation of Paris commenced, with French resistance fighters rebellion in opposition to German occupiers as rumors of the Allies’ advance energized the capital (1944)
  • The Beatles launched their first North American tour, performing first in San Francisco—after having performed concert events earlier that 12 months in Washington D.C. and New York—all with the stipulation that the band would refuse all venues that excluded African Individuals (1964)
  • Polish President Jaruzelski nominated a Solidarity union activist to be the primary non-communist Prime Minister in 42 years (1989)
  • The primary-ever joint army train between Russia and China started, dubbed Peace Mission 2005 (2005)
  • The final of america brigade fight groups depart Iraq, crossing the border to Kuwait (2010)


91 years in the past right this moment, a child in Texas was born so small that he was not anticipated to outlive the evening, however William Shoemaker’s measurement proved an asset in ‘the Sport of Kings’. As a jockey he grew to become the enormous of thoroughbred racing, successful 11 Triple Crown races.

Wally Gobetz, CC license

At 39, ‘Willie’ Shoemaker broke the file for {most professional} wins by a horse jockey, with 6,033 victories (a file he would maintain for 3 many years).

He gained 8,833 races throughout a profession spanning 41 years till his final race in 1990. One 12 months later, a automobile accident left him paralyzed and he remained in a wheelchair for the remainder of his life, although he returned to the monitor and educated racehorses till his retirement in 1997. He died in 2003 at age 72. Watch his miraculous win on the 1986 Kentucky Derby, when Shoemaker—at age 54—grew to become the oldest jockey ever to win the race, surging from lifeless final upon a horse with daunting odds of 18-1 named Ferdinand… (1931)


And, on this present day 60 years in the past, American professional golfer Homero Blancas shot a record-setting spherical of 55 in a university event that also stands because the lowest spherical within the historical past of aggressive golf. golfer Homero Blancas -Historical photo

The Mexican-American born in Texas, performed for the College of Houston when, at age 24, his 13 birdies and one eagle on the par-70 course in Longview, Texas made historical past. Blancas, now 78, stayed with the game and gained tournaments on the PGA Tour and Champions circuit. (1962)

183 years in the past right this moment, the world’s first images course of, invented by Frenchman Louis Daguerre, was introduced as a present to the world—patent-free, with detailed directions on the right way to do it.

This 1838 Daguerre photograph of a Paris Boulevard was the primary ever taken of an individual; the person within the backside proper of the scene getting his footwear shined had been nonetheless throughout 10-minute publicity.

The photographs on copper sheets produced extraordinarily superb element, and have been enthusiastically praised as almost miraculous—and over the following 21 years, till photographers switched to paper, thousands and thousands of the metallic pictures had been produced.

The ‘daguerreotype’ course of required exposures lasting ten minutes, however the inventor quickly made the essential discovery that an invisibly faint ‘latent’ picture created by a a lot shorter publicity might be chemically ‘developed’ into a visual picture. Upon seeing the ultimate picture unconcealed, Daguerre mentioned: “I’ve seized the sunshine – I’ve arrested its flight!”

For the daguerreotype course of, a skinny silver-plated copper sheet was uncovered to the vapor given off by iodine crystals, producing a coating of light-sensitive silver iodide on the floor. The plate was then uncovered within the digicam. Daguerreotypes have been normally portraits; the rarer panorama views and different uncommon topics are actually a lot sought-after by collectors and promote for a lot greater costs.

Although he’s most well-known for his contributions to images, Daguerre, who apprenticed in structure and theatre design and artwork, was additionally an achieved painter and a developer of the diorama theatre. (1839)

On this present day 32 years in the past, Leonard Bernstein performed his last live performance, performing Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony at Tanglewood.

Photograph by Jack Mitchell, CC license

Inside months he had died of a coronary heart assault at 72 years outdated. Throughout his funeral procession by way of Manhattan, building employees eliminated their hats to honor the prodigious musician and composer of West Aspect Story, yelling, “Goodbye, Lenny.”

Bernstein is buried in Brooklyn, NY, with a duplicate of Mahler’s Fifth mendacity throughout his coronary heart. His Closing Live performance was recorded and later launched on CD. (1990)

1920 picture by Kristine, CC license

And on this present day in 1883, the insurgent Coco Chanel, a designer who rose from poverty in France to liberate girls from corsets along with her informal clothes and iconic “little black gown”, was born. Her sporty stylish grew to become the female customary of fashion and, as a businesswoman, Chanel prolonged her affect past clothes, to develop into the primary designer to place their title on a perfume, Chanel No. 5. WATCH a mini-bio of one of the vital influential folks of the twentieth century…


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