On February 13th, 1633, Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. -- American entrepreneur Steve Jobs
On this date in history:
In 1803, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Marbury v. Madison decision, ruled the power of the federal government was no greater than that of any individual state.
In 1868, ...Read More
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Clement VIII in 1536 Wilhelm Grimm, historian and, with his brother Jacob, compiler of Grimm's Fairy Tales, in 1786 painter Winslow Homer in 1836 Irish author George ...Read More
Today is Monday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2020 with 311 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. Evening stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Venus.