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Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial today (1633). Also, Spain recognized Portugal as an independent nation (1668), Thomas Edison observed the Edison Effect (1880), Hubertine Auclert began publishing La Citoyenne in Paris (1881), Auguste and Louis LumiΓ¨re patented the Cinematographe (1894), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was established (1914), baseball’s Negro National League was founded (1920), New Delhi became the capital of India (1931), Israel obtained four of the seven Dead Sea Scrolls (1955), Leonardo Da Vinci’s Madrid Codices were discovered (1967), and the last original Peanuts comic strip was published on the day after Charles Schultz’s death (2000). And at 11:31.30pm universal time, the Unix system time was 1234567890 seconds (2009).

Good morning! ::hugggggs::