Today in History -6 January

Important Events

1649 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other “high crimes”
1912 Geophysicist and meteorologist Alfred Wegener presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at 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
More Historical Events

Jan 6 in Film & TV

1975 “Wheel Of Fortune” debuts on NBC-TV

Jan 6 in Sport

1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle’s butler vs his butcher)

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