January 8 1790 – George Washington Delivers the First State of the Union Address

January 8 1790 – George Washington Delivers the First State of the Union AddressRate this post Submitting to the requirements of Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution, President George Washington stepped in front of the combined membership of the Senate and House of Representatives for his first stand-alone Annual Message — the speech today known as the State of the Union — on January 8, 1790. Addressing Congress in the US’ then-capital of New York City, the former general laid the groundwork for one of the nation’s most anticipated political events each year. Sworn in to the highest office in the land on April 30, 1789, Washington […]

January 8 1912 – The African National Congress Is founded In South Africa

January 8 1912 – The African National Congress Is founded In South Africa4 (80%) 1 vote On January 8, 1912, South African Native National Congress (SANNC), an organization meant to advance the interests of the black natives in the country came into being. The South African Native National Congress came to be known as the African National Congress (ANC) in 1923. The primary objective of the ANC was to secure and maintain voting rights for the black Africans and also for those of a mixed descent in Cape Province. Going from its earliest challenge of protecting black rights, the ANC has a long history which includes being the ideological base […]