6 January 2017 - WHAT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY




WHAT HAPPENED
 ON THIS DAY

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Ever wondered what happened on this day in history? Wonder no more ...



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
English biologist
  • 1883 Kahlil Gibran
Lebanese/American poet
  • 1811 Charles Sumner
American politician
  • 1412 Joan of Arc

 

 

 Deaths On This Day – 6 January

  • 1999 Michel Petrucciani
French/American pianist
  • 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
German mathematician
  • 1852 Louis Braille
French educator, invented Braille






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