Today’s Significant Events
1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1649 – The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other “high crimes”
1681 – 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle’s butler vs his butcher)
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 – President Franklin Roosevelt’s “4 Freedoms” speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address
1942 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world (“Pacific Clipper”).
1987 – Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
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