July 9 – First Wimbledon tennis championship and More

Our history is a cause of celebration and reflection. It is a source of inspiration. There have been uncountable inventions, innovations, treaties, and other significant events in the past and all of them have something to teach us, to inspire us to keep going and not to stop even if we fail. Start your day with a positive thought. Do something great day and we might publish it in our Daily Column in the years to come.  Let us read the historical milestones of July 9:

1609: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of worship

In the first decade of the 17th century, the Bohemian Protestants demanded greater religious liberty. Emperor Rudolf II granted them the freedom to worship in the Letter of Majesty of 1609. For the Kingdom of Bohemia, this was the most important law on religious toleration in the Holy Roman Empire.

1850: U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies in office at the age of 65

On this day in 1850, after just 16 months in office, Zachary Taylor, the country’s 12th president, passed on at age 65 following a five-day sickness. His VP, Millard Fillmore, was confirmed as the new president the following day. Raised in Kentucky, Taylor got a U.S. Armed force commission in 1808 in what might turn into a 40-year military profession. He rose to the position of major during the War of 1812.  Taylor’s military adventures won him the title of “Old Rough and Ready,” mirroring his crunched garments and absence of worry for physical difficulty.


1868: Louisiana and South Carolina are the last states to ratify the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing civil rights

On July 9, 1868, the states of Louisiana and South Carolina voted to ratify the 14th Amendment Act, making up the necessary two-thirds majority for the Act. Over time, the Supreme Court has interpreted Section 1 of this Amendment to guarantee a wide array of rights against infringement by the states, including those enumerated in the Bill of Rights like the freedom of speech, freedom of free exercise of religion, right to bear arms, and also the right to privacy and other fundamental rights which were not mentioned elsewhere in the Constitution.

1877: First ever Wimbledon tennis championship begins – first official lawn tennis tournament – men’s singles only

On July 9, 1877, the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club started its first-yard tennis competition at Wimbledon, at that point an external suburb of London. People appeared at contending in the Gentlemen’s Singles competition, the main occasion at the primary Wimbledon. The champ was to bring home a 25-guinea trophy. The Wimbledon Championships, the main significant tennis occasion despite everything played on grass, is held yearly in late June and early July. Real tennis developed into yard tennis, which was played outside on the grass and appreciated a flood of notoriety in the late nineteenth century.

1900: The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament

The Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 was passed on July 9, 1900, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government to establish the Commonwealth of Australia. The constitution by the British Parliament established a federal—national—Parliament which would make laws on behalf of the new Australian nation.

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