Thought for the day

"I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." -- Charles de Gaulle, French general & president

Early electric cars found a lucrative market for driving around cities. Rechargeable batteries did not exist until 1859, providing a viable means for storing electricity on a vehicle, with the invention of the lead-acid battery by French physicist Gaston Plante.

 

Possibly the first human-carrying electric vehicle with its own power source was tested on a street in Paris in April 1881 by French inventor Gustave Trouve.

 

Early automobile manufacturers used a variety of tests to prove a car's strength, stamina, capability and competency. These tests were often adopted as selling points and in advertising brochures to highlight the performance and prowess of the car.

 

In 1914, the Metz factory branch in Los Angeles, Mr. L. Wing and K. Parker (a young reporter from Los Angeles) chose to show off the car's capabilities by driving his 22-horsepower Metz Speedster car down the Grand Canyon. , first departed from Los Angeles and crossed the desert south of Death Valley.

 

Between the 1860s and 1930s, the monowheel (also known as the monocycle) was often suggested as a serious new form of transportation.

 

Several inventors came up with their own versions of the monowheel, some human-powered, some electric, some with gas motors, all operating on the same basic principle: the driver sits within a small inner ring, which is connected to the main outer ring. Presses against the wheel, allowing the vehicle to roll forward while the driver remains level.

 

Standing at the end of the night on August 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall (known in German as the Berliner Mauer) was a physical division between West Berlin and East Germany. Its purpose was to prevent disgruntled East Germans from fleeing west.

 

When the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, its destruction was as immediate as its construction. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall has been a symbol of the Cold War and the iron curtain between Soviet-led communism and the democracies of the West. When it fell, it was celebrated around the world.

While each was part of the candidate's retinue, security was not only a matter of public concern in 1960 that it would suddenly and necessarily happen within a few years.

 

Here, seemingly alone in a crowd in West Virginia's Logan County, JFK gives a speech from a kitchen chair, mere feet away, a young boy plays with an absent-mindedly realistic-looking toy gun. JFK won the West Virginia primary with 61 percent of the vote.

 

President Lyndon B. Johnson President John F. After Kennedy's assassination, he took the oath of office aboard Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. Jackie is tickled in such a way that he is hiding the blood on his coat.

 

It's the perfect image that depicts the American pain of the time, the quick need for uninterrupted succession, and yet, in that relatively desperate moment, there is still a focus on the brightness and optics of how the whole thing is presented.

 

After the assassination of JFK, people around the world mourned and tried to come to terms with the death of John F. Kennedy. Many found solace in the fanatical Kennedy clan.

 

Led by the iconic and unwavering Jackie Kennedy following the family adage of "the Kennedys don't cry", people grieved for her because she and the Kennedy family refused to break up.

 

The US president has put in power 45 people who have been described as everything from great to low. He is known for the wars he fought, the laws he signed into law, and the scandals he brought to the Oval Office. These interesting photos show the US President looking cool and doing "non-presidential" things.

 

There have been 46 presidents (including the current one, Joe Biden, whose term began in 2021), and 45 other individuals have served as president.