THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 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

Source: Onthisday.com

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