On This Day
1818 – The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada–United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Convention, Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Convention of 1818, or simply the Treaty of 1818, was an international treaty signed in 1818 between the above parties. Signed during the presidency of James Monroe, it resolved standing boundary issues between the two nations. The treaty allowed for joint occupation and settlement of the Oregon Country, known to the British and in Canadian history as the Columbia District of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and including the southern portion of its sister district New Caledonia.
The two nations agreed to a boundary line involving the 49th parallel north, in part because a straight-line boundary would be easier to survey than the pre-existing boundaries based on watersheds. The treaty marked both the United Kingdom’s last permanent major loss of territory in what is now the Continental United States and the United States’ only permanent significant cession of North American territory to a foreign power. Britain ceded all of Rupert’s Land south of the 49th parallel and east of the Continental Divide, including all of the Red River Colony south of that latitude, while the United States ceded the northernmost edge of the Missouri Territory north of the 49th parallel.
Born On This Day
1740 – Isabelle de Charrière, Dutch author and poet (d. 1805)
Isabelle de Charrière (20 October 1740 – 27 December 1805), known as Belle van Zuylen in the Netherlands, née Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll van Serooskerken, and [Madame] Isabelle de Charrière elsewhere, was a Dutch writer of the Enlightenment who lived the latter half of her life in Colombier, Neuchâtel. She is now best known for her letters and novels, although she also wrote pamphlets, music and plays. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is regarded as being of particular interest.
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Feel better in 45 seconds:
Here is a quick exercise to immediately help put you in a state of calmness:
– Close your eyes
– Take a deep breath in through your nose for about 6 seconds
– Breathe out gently through pursed lips for about 8 seconds & let it all go
– Repeat breathing exercise 3 times
– Realize that your inner peace is more important than worries you’re having right now. Calm mind is your superpower.
– Own your superpower & bring it with you wherever you go. If you feel need to recharge just pause & repeat exercise again.
We hope this helps!
Enjoy a blessed weekend and remember:
“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”
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