HISTORY
6 January 2022: This day in history

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

2021: Supporters of President Donald Trump storm US Capitol in Washington during congressional certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s win, resulting in five deaths and prompting evacuation of lawmakers and vice-president Mike Pence

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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