November 14 : Einstein presents his quantum theory of light and more

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. The history of November 14 incorporates the brilliant scientific wonders along with the moments from the past that one might be delighted to know. Brag Social shares with its readers the events that make the day of November 14 worth remembering.


1856: Invention of condensed milk issued patent

Gail Borden from the city of Brooklyn in New York invented the condensed milk. Back then, this was considered the most useful process for milk storage. The milk could be reduced to the desired concentration owing to his model. Later, he also settled the factories for this process of keeping milk fresh for a longer duration. Not to mention, this invention has given us many delicacies and almost everyone loves it. However, now it is much easier to make condensed milk as compared to back then.

One of his companies in the city of New York changed its name to The Borden Diary after he passed away as a token of gratitude. Gail Borden also worked as a land surveyor, newspaper publisher, and inventor. Earlier, he planned the cities of Houston and Galveston in the year 1836.

1896: Power Plant at Niagra Falls begins

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The powerplants at the vicinity of the mystic Niagra Falls caters to the need for hydropower generation on a large scale.  Along with the scenic beauties that it portrays, owing to the immense power that it falls with, the Niagra serves as a source of implausible hydropower generation. The incredible water quality of the falls facilitates the large scale generation of hydropower.

The Niagra Falls marks the border of the United States and Canada. There is a broad spectrum of magnificent sites for sightseers. This astounding place attracts over a billion tourists annually. During the evening hours, the falls depict a dazzling show of lights reflected on the incredible water surface which is indeed a treat to the eyes. All in all, the place is indeed a paradise and it is worth paying a visit. To know more about the natural wonders of the US, check this;


1908: Einstein presents his quantum theory of light

The progressive ideas of the great scientist, Albert Einstein, has inspired a wide variety of researchers all over the world. His theories shook the scientific sphere and took it to higher dimensions. On November 14, Einstein, the science prodigy, presented his quantum theory about light after he already proposed the theory of relativity

As per the quantum theory, light and matter both consist of tiny particles that possess properties like that of a wave. Light is composed of photons (quantum of the electromagnetic field) and matter of electrons, protons, and neutrons. Evidently, Einstein’s theory formulated the study of an entire branch of physics. Moreover, it answered the queries about the unusual behavior of light in the best possible way.

1922: First radio broadcast of BBC

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BBC, originally called the British Broadcast Company, successfully transmitted the first-ever radio program on November 14. The broadcast was an establishment of a new era for listeners at home. The first service of the national radio broadcast evoked from Marconi House, London. “This is 2LO, Marconi House, London calling”, said the director over the first transmission.

The British Broadcast Company has gradually established itself among its competitors over the years. It gave good competition to sky news, at the very start. Moreover, it is the most trusted source for keeping updates on the affairs of the world.


1969: the US launches Apollo 12

Apollo 12 was the sixth flight under the US Apollo program. However, it was the second to land on the moon. It launched four months after Apollo 11 from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. It managed to perform the second successful landing on the moon. However, it was struck by the lighting on the day of the flight. It is also an example of the best landing ever achieved on the mood. The precise and accurate landing set a benchmark for future Apollo missions.

The astronauts Conrad and Bean were on the surface of the moon for 31 hours and 6 minutes. They performed two extravehicular activities there for 7 hours and 27 minutes. This landing achieved much of the useful experimental database. Altogether, Apollo 12 revolved around the moon 45 times. Also, it stayed in the lunar orbit for 3.7 days.


2002: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets released

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November 14 is indeed a day to cherish. It witnessed the release of the sequel to every Hollywood lover’s whims and fancies. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second installment in the Harry Potter film series. The movie was a huge hit and performed remarkably in the theatres. Moreover, it was the second highest-grossing film of 2002.

The series by J.K. Rowling introduces a fanatic world of a popular young wizard and his friends. It depicts the adventures and fascination they encounter at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This series left an imprint on the minds of its viewers. Further, the film series gets six more additions.



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