What Happened On This Day – January 6
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 – January 6
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 – January 6
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