Happy birthday Hawking, happy death day Galileo

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Just a note that today is Stephen Hawking’s birthday and also Galileo’s death day.

Galileo Galilei
Born: Feb 15th, 1564 (Pisa)
Died: Jan 8th, 1642 (Arcetri)

Stephen William Hawking

Born: Jan 8th, 1942 (Oxford)
Died: Should have died five decades ago.

Hawking’s birth occurred on the 300th anniversary of Galileo’s death!

Hawking says, “Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science.”