Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Reach for the Stars

Today on Far Future Horizons we commemorate two important events that happened on this date in history. Two Days that Shook the World.

April 12th, 1633 and April 12th, 1961 are two days on which science challenged the conventional view of our place in the universe.


On April 12th, 1633 Galileo’s trial for heresy commences  for claiming the sun and not the Earth is the center of the known universe, and exactly 328 years to the day ( April 12th, 1961) Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin rockets into space becoming the first human to orbit the Earth.

Days That Shook the World is a British documentary series that premiered on the BBC on 17 September 2003. The program features various milestones throughout history. It has been broadcast on the BBC, Discovery Channel UK, and The History Channel.

This series is available on DVD from Amazon.com and BBC video.

BBC Days that Shook The World - Reach for the Stars

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