Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, a couple days before Michelangelo's death in Pisa, Italy.
Galileo discovered four star-looking bodies that turned out to be moons revolving around Jupiter. Just a little more proof that not everything revolves around the Earth.
Galileo observed and recorded blemishes on the Sun's surface, named sunspots. This information stood against the Church's belief that all heavenly bodies were perfect.
The Mayflower, carrying the Puritans, or Pilgrims, sails from Plymouth, England on September 6, 1620.
Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany received the first printed copy of Galileo's heliocentric book on February 22, 1632.
Galileo was put on trial and condemned by the Catholic Church for offenses such as holding true the idea that the Sun is immovable in our solar system and the Earth revolves around it.
Galileo died on January 8, 1642 in house arrest.
Somewhere in the year 1835, Galileo's book most recent book, "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" was finally removed from the Church's Index of Forbidden Books.
After a little more than 350 years, Pope John Paul II acknowledged the Catholic Church's error in condemning Galileo, who tried to prove an idea we now all accept as true.
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