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Mary Leakey changed our view of history.
In 1948, paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey found the first partial fossil skill of Proconsul Africanus. The species was an ancestor to the apes and humans. She found the remains on Rusinga Island in Kenya.
The Nobel Prize made its way to Roger Penrose and his colleagues.
In 2020, the Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Roger Penrose, Andrea M. Ghez, and Reinhard Genzel. They won the award for their work on research into black holes – which, fascinatingly, we’ve been able to see photos of for the first time in recent years!
Special Days Falling on October 6thOctober 6th is a day for celebration, consideration, and commemoration. Here are some of the most important events taking place around the world today.
World Cerebral Palsy Day
Every October 6th, the world unites to honor World Cerebral Palsy Day. Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects over 17 million people worldwide, yet so many of us know very little about the disorder. People living with cerebral palsy often struggle with physical disabilities that, thus far, cannot be cured. So, this year, take the time to research cerebral palsy and learn more about it and how it affects so many of us around the world.
October Liberation War
In Syria, October 6th is October Liberatory War Day. It is a public holiday that commemorates the Yom Kippur War of 1973. The war was eventually brought to a ceasefire by the United Nations, which led to the Israeli peace talks with Egypt. The two states eventually signed a peace treaty in 1979, marking a new beginning for peace.