ON THIS DAY
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WHAT HAPPENED TODAY - 6 January
- 1970 The Wiener Musikverein is inaugurated
The famous concert hall is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
- 1929 Mother Theresa arrives in India
Through her tireless work in helping the poor and ill, the Albanian religious sister later received the Nobel Peace Prize and was posthumously beatified.
- 1912 German scientist Alfred Wegener presents his theory of continental drift
His work laid the foundation for the theory of plate tectonics, which explains why continents move.
- 1907 Maria Montessori opens her first school
Montessori's revolutionary educational approach is practiced at about 30,000 schools today.
- 1838 Samuel Morse presents the telegraph to the public
Together with Alfred Vail, the inventor relayed the message “A patient waiter is no loser” over a distance of 2 miles (3 km).
Births On This Day – 6 January
- 1946 Syd Barrett
English singer-songwriter, guitarist
- 1920 John Maynard Smith
- 1883 Kahlil Gibran
- 1811 Charles Sumner
- 1412 Joan of Arc
Deaths On This Day – 6 January
- 1999 Michel Petrucciani
- 1993 Dizzy Gillespie
American trumpet player, bandleader, composer
- 1919 Theodore Roosevelt
American politician, 26th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1918 Georg Cantor
- 1852 Louis Braille
French educator, invented Braille
Clancy's comment: There ya go. Now you know.