06 January 2013

Timeline January 6 & 7

January 6
1066  Harold Godwinson was crowned King of England.
1492  According to tradition, Joan of Arc was born in Domremy, France. (d. 1431)
[Note: If you are visiting Milwaukee, WI, stop by and view the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University. It is worth seeing!]
1838  Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J.
1912  German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.

January 7
1610  Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the moons of Jupiter.
1827  Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer, who introduced Universal Standard Time, was born.
1927  Commercial transatlantic telephone service was inaugurated between New York and London.

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