This Day in History Entry #265

March 5th, 2014 by Wordsman

“In our fabulous heavenly plot
A fine center we’ve already got
Now you say it’s the sun?
That’s it, Nicky! You’re done!
No one else will be reading this rot!”

Event: The Catholic Church bans Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) despite the fact that almost no one was interested in reading it or capable of understanding it
Year: 1616
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