On This Day

What Happened on December 28, 1612

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

1612 Highlights

About December 28, 1612

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 408 years and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn