Add Your Piece of History… 17th May

17 May
  • On this day in 1630.  Niccolo Zucchi was the first to see the 2 belts on Jupiter’s surface.  Nicolo Zucchi was an Italian Jesuit, astronomer and physicist.
  • On this day in 2007.  Trains crossed the border dividing North and South Korea for the first time since 1953.
  • On this day in 1770.  Lieutenant James Cook discovers and names Queensland’s Glass House Mountains.  They are in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast hinterland.  He named the series of volcanic plugs Glass House because they reminded him of Yorkshire’s glass furnace chimneys.

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

English: Niccolò Zucchi (December 6, 1586 – Ma...

Niccolò Zucchi (December 6, 1586 – May 21, 1670) an Italian Jesuit, astronomer, and physicist.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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