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Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems" published on this day in 1632: https://t.co/MOWqIpWsmB

King James I of Scotland was killed on this day in 1437 during a failed coup. Read about him here: https://t.co/HGhIty0nI6

Edward VI was crowned king on this day in 1547, aged only nine. Read some of his letters here: https://t.co/qwA3gs6oAJ

Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive, for heresy, at Campo de' Fiori in Rome. Read about his life here: https://t.co/EYH2KwBnMR

The Battle of Torrington, last of the English Civil War, was fought in Devon on this day in 1646. Read about it here:https://t.co/oTWeY7CZF8