Bing’s “On this day” fact for today:
“Astronomer Galileo in Rome for Inquisition trial. Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a criminal heresy to the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Galileo will be found “vehemently suspect of heresy” and sentenced to indefinite house arrest, where he will remain until his death.”
Little known fact: Galileo’s middle finger is on display at Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. I think it is quite a fitting presentation.
Here’s the link: http://ift.tt/1imKUQf