On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1912

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist Alfred Wegener
Polar Scientist, Geophysicist and Meteorologist
Alfred Wegener
  • New Mexico becomes 47th state of the Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Danny Thomas, American comedian (Danny Thomas Show), born in Deerfield, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • Jacques Cesar Ellul, French philosopher & sociologist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1994)
1912 Highlights

About January 6, 1912

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn