6 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 6
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose
Are you an inquisitive person who enjoys learning? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.
I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, Brainy History,orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from Wikipedia.
While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.
Here are today’s 6 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 6. I hope you find them interesting, too.
6 Strange but True Events That Occurred on January 6
- 1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by U.S. Congress.
- 1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
- 1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.
- 1930 – The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
- 1947 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- 1974 – In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
January 6th is also Epiphany (Western Christianity) AKA Theophany (Eastern Christianity). Epiphany is celebrated by Christians and Catholics as the day the Christ Child was presented to the Magi. This holiday is also known as Twelfth Night. Today also marks the beginning of the Carnival period, from Epiphany until Shrove Tuesday. (Roman Catholicism).
Thank you for reading. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics. I hope you learned something new from reading about these 6 Strange But True World-Changing Facts That Happened on January 6.