Sunday, January 6, 2019

On This Day in History

January 6, 2019

Historical Events

1649  The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
1912  Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.
1941  US President Franklin Roosevelt makes his "Four Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during his US State of Union address
1987  Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
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