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What Happened on January 8, 1642

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGalileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer who has been called the father of science, dies at 77

Astronomer and Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo Galilei

1642 Highlights

About January 8, 1642

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 378 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn