Jan. 6, 1912: Theory of continental drift

On this day in 1912, German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift, which posited that Earth’s continents slowly drifted around the globe. At the time, this theory was seen as wildly controversial and wasn’t generally accepted until the 1950s.

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