This episode of the series includes the invention of the Beer Pump by Joseph Bramah, followed by the celebration of Victory Day by Russia, the reproductive rights for women, and finally the story of Google AdSense
Today we celebrate Rabindra Jayanti. Do read a fascinating conversation between Tagore and Einstein in the special section of this magazine. For now, let me share the history of 9th May with my first story of the Beer Pump handle.
How Joseph Bramah Made Drinking Beer Great Again: A Humorous Take on the Beer-Pump Handle Patent”
Well, well, well, it looks like the history of May 9th takes us to the year 1785. It was a pivotal day in history, folks! British inventor Joseph Bramah decided that enough was enough and patented the beer pump handle. Finally, people could get their beloved beer with ease, without having to resort to barbaric measures like using their bare hands.
Imagine the scene at the local pub before the beer pump handle was invented – people desperately trying to suck the beer out of the barrel, or awkwardly trying to pour it into their cups without spilling a drop. It must have been a sad sight indeed. But thanks to Joseph Bramah, we can now enjoy a cold one with ease and grace.
So, let’s all raise a glass to Mr. Bramah and his ingenious invention – cheers to beer, cheers to May 9th, and cheers to never having to use our hands to pour beer again!
That brings us to the next story of cheers again, but this time the toast is for Victory Day.
World War II The Soviet Union marks Victory Day.
History of 9th May, the year 1945. Soviet Union celebrated Victory Day, marking the end of World War II in Europe. The Soviet Union had played a crucial role in the defeat of Nazi Germany, having suffered immense human and material losses during the war.
The Victory Day celebration in Moscow included a military parade in Red Square, where Soviet troops marched in front of the city’s leadership and foreign dignitaries. Soviet soldiers, sailors, and airmen were honored for their bravery and sacrifice during the war.
The Victory Day celebration was a moment of great joy and relief for the Soviet people, who had endured years of hardship and sacrifice during the war. It was also a symbol of the Soviet Union’s emergence as a world power and its contribution to the defeat of fascism in Europe.
In the years that followed, Victory Day became an important national holiday in the Soviet Union and later in Russia, celebrated with parades, fireworks, and speeches honoring the sacrifices of those who fought in World War II. Today, Victory Day continues to be an important holiday in Russia and other former Soviet republics, serving as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for their country’s freedom and independence.
Now my third story on birth control.
Women reproductive rights redefined
History of 9th May, the year 1960. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the birth control pill, making the United States the first country to legalize this form of contraception. This decision marked a significant turning point in the history of women’s reproductive rights and had far-reaching implications for women’s health, sexuality, and social and economic status.
The birth control pill, also known as “the pill,” is a form of hormonal contraception that contains synthetic versions of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. By regulating these hormones, the pill prevents ovulation and reduces the likelihood of pregnancy.
Before the pill’s legalization, contraception was either illegal or limited to less effective methods such as condoms, diaphragms, and withdrawal. The pill offered women greater control over their reproductive choices, allowing them to delay or avoid pregnancy and plan their lives accordingly.
However, the pill was not immediately accessible to all women. It was initially only available to married women and required a prescription from a doctor. This limited its accessibility to lower-income and unmarried women, as well as women of color, who faced discrimination and barriers to healthcare access.
Nonetheless, the legalization of the birth control pill marked a significant milestone in the ongoing fight for reproductive rights and gender equality. It paved the way for greater access to contraception and helped to challenge traditional gender roles and expectations. Today, the birth control pill is one of the most widely used forms of contraception globally, and its legalization continues to have a profound impact on women’s lives and health.
That brings me to the last story for the day on AdSense
AdSense by Google
History of May 9, the year 2003, Google launched its AdSense program, which is an advertising service that allows website owners to display targeted ads on their sites and earn money from clicks or impressions. With AdSense, website owners can earn revenue by displaying relevant ads that match the content of their site.
Google AdSense quickly became popular among website owners and advertisers due to its ease of use and effectiveness in targeting ads to specific audiences. Advertisers benefit from AdSense by reaching their target audience, while website owners can monetize their content and generate revenue from their website traffic.
Today, AdSense remains one of the most widely used advertising programs on the internet, providing website owners with a way to earn revenue from their content while helping advertisers reach their target audience. AdSense has also expanded to include video ads, mobile ads, and other ad formats, making it a versatile and effective tool for online advertising.
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow.
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A devoted foodie with keen interest in wild life, music, cinema and travel Somashis has evolved over time . Being an enthusiastic reader he has recently started making occasional contribution to write-ups.