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TODAY - Feb 19, 2017

Thought of the Day

I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because he will find an easy way to do it.

Today's Birthday

Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus Mathematician, Prussia(1473)

A mathematician and astronomer who propounded the theory of earth and other planets revolving around the sun. He was the one who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe.

 
Shivaji Bhonsle
Shivaji Bhonsle King, Indian(1627)

An Indian warrior Maratha King who is well known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,

 
Svante Arrhenius
Svante Arrhenius Scientist, Swedish(1859)

Swedish scientist who acclaim for his research into how compounds from ions in solution. This work led him to realize that it is hydrogen ions that give acids their special properties.

 
Lee Marvin
Lee Marvin Actor, American(1924)

An American film and television actor with a gravelly voice who specialized in tough guy role.

This day in History

1807

Former United States vice president Aaron Burr is arrested and charged with plotting to create an independent republic.

1846

The official state government of Texas is installed in the city of Austin

1847

After spending the winter under harsh conditions that drove them to cannibalism in order to survive, members of the Donner Party are rescued

1914

British explorer Campbell Besley announces in New York his discovery of lost Inca Cities.

1959

Britain Greece and Turkey guarantee the independence of the Island of Cyprus.

Man who made the difference

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)

Nicolaus Copernicus

An astronomer, who is well known for his astronomical theory that the Earth, spinning on its axis once daily and revolves annually around the Sun and the Sun is rest at the center of the universe was born on 19th February, 1473, in Poland. Bishop Lukasz Watzenrode, his maternal uncle, saw to it that his nephew obtained a good education at the best universities. Copernicus began to study canon law at the Bologna University in 1497. Copernicus's astronomical and geographical interests were greatly stimulated by Domenico Maria. when everyone around the world believed that Earth was the center of the Universe, he proposed his new theory. He explained that planets instead revolved around the sun. He formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe Although his model wasn't completely correct, but his theory formed a strong foundation for scientists to build on and improve mankind's understanding of the motion of heavenly bodies. He died on May 24, 1543, in Frauenburg, East Prussia (now Frombork, Poland)

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal