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On This Day – 26th February

Posted on: Fri 26 Feb 2021

On this day in history:

In 1616, the Pope called Galileo to The Vatican to order him to stop teaching and abandon his belief in heliocentrism, the astronomical model in which the Sun is the centre of the Solar System and Earth and the planets revolve around it.

In 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced in the House of Commons that Britain had its own atomic bomb.

In 1983, Michael Jackson’s album ‘Thriller’ went to #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and remained at #1 for 37 weeks.

Breakfast producer, Shannon Pearce, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to tell us more about these events.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Shannon Pearce


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