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Today in History: Galileo Is Convicted of Heresy 

On April 12, 1633 Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilee (1564-1642) was convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church for his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. While the Church maintained that the Earth was the center of the universe, the imprisoned "Father of Modern Science" held firmly onto his theories. He served a …

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Today in History: Uranus Is Discovered 

In Greek mythology, Uranus is Father Heaven, brother of the sea god Pontus; husband of Earth Goddess, Gaia; and father of the Titans, members of the second generation of divine beings. Did you know that some of the moons surrounding Uranus are named after Shakespearian characters: Oberon and Titania, from A Midsummer Night's Dream; Ariel …

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