Important Events Of January – 8

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Important Events of January – 8

Birth Anniversary Of Stephen Hawking

Birth:

  • Stephen William Hawking was born on 8 January 1942.

Known For:

  • He was an English theoretical physicist and mathematician.
  • He was born in Oxford.
  • He was one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists.
  • Hawking has written many science books for people who are not scientists.
  • Hawking was a professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge.He retired on 1 October 2009.

Death:

  • He died on 14 March 2018.

Galileo Galilei Memorial Day

  • Galileo Galilei was born on 15 February 1564.
  • He was an Italian physicist, astronomer, and instrument maker,philosopher, and mathematician.
  • He was a professor of mathematics and natural science in Padua and Pisa.
  • Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, the “father of the scientific method”, and even the “father of science”
  • Some people believe that Galileo was the first person to build a telescope. This is not true, but he was the first person to publish his observations of astronomical objects through a telescope.
  •  He discovered that the Milky Way is made of many stars. He discovered that the Moon has hills.
  • He found four moons around Jupiter.

Death: 

  • He died on 8 January 1642.

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