It was on this day in 4977 BC that the universe was created. At least, according to Johannes Kepler. A mathematician and astronomer in the early 1600’s, he worked for the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and was a pen-pal with Galileo. He wrote the three laws of planetary motion, and is considered one of the founding fathers of modern science. However, he might have been a tad off in his calculations of when the universe was created….according to the “Big Bang” theory, Kepler missed the mark by over 13 billions years.
The earliest event Wiki lists for this day is “1296 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England” and the most recent is “2007 – Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.”
A few others things that also happened on this day include:
1773 – The British Parliament passes the Tea Act.
1861 – Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
1974 – 10,000 protestors in D.C. call out for Nixon to be impeached.
Happy birthday to Sheena Easton, Ace Frehley, Casey Kasem, & Jack Klugman.