Monday, June 22, 2015

History Trivia - Galileo Galilei recants

June 22

168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeated and captured Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.

1377 Richard II succeeded Edward III as king of England.

1633 The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe. (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admitted it was wrong)

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