In 1633 Galileo was convicted of heresy by Pope Urban VIII. He argued that the Earth was not the center of the universe. For this he was put under house arrest for the remainder of his life and was banned from teaching his theories. It took the Catholic church 300 years to reverse their decision and say the Earth is not the center of the universe. Did you know the Pope can talk to god?
On this day in 1954 Bill Haley and the Comets recorded "Rock around the Clock". Many believe this to be the first Rock and Roll song. More saxamaphone! This song got a revival in the 70's as the theme for "Happy Days".