30 Days of History - Day 2

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Day 2: Today in History - August 10, 2021

Welcome to the 30 Days of History challenge.

I. August 10, 1539,
The King of France at that time, Francis I, released a declaration requiring all official documents to be written in French. Away from Latin. Amazing how the most populous languages in the world have evolved. English is at the top now. Next, Mandarin?

Want to read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinance_of_Villers-Cotter%C3%AAts

Remember:
With this account, perhaps we can get constant reminders and reflect.

Indeed in their stories (of past generations), there is a lesson for those of understanding. Q12-111

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II. August 10, 1582

A 25-year long war with its’ neighbors, Poland was ended by Russia.
Well, that wasn’t their first or last fight, Here’s a list of wars between the two countries if you’re interested:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_armed_conflicts_involving_Poland_against_Russia

And a nice video on one of them

III. August 10, 1960

The first object ever recovered from orbit - the Discoverer 13 satellite was launched this day by NASA.

Here’s an image from Wikimedia,

And the official documentation by NASA: ​​https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1960-008A

IV. Finally for today - observatories and museums.
August 10 in 1675 and 1846 signalled the entry of two world-renowned institutions the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London and the Smithsonian Institution respectively.

Images were taken from Official Websites: https://www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory and https://www.si.edu/

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