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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013.
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Google doodle celebrates Copernicus

Google doodle celebrates Copernicus

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Google's latest search page "doodle" marks the anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus, the astronomer who discovered Earth revolves around the sun.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
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New elements join the periodic table

LONDON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chemistry students bent on memorizing the periodic table of elements have three new names to commit to memory, scientists meeting in Britain said.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 19, 2010.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009.
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DNA confirms remains of Copernicus

UPPSALA, Sweden, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- DNA from strands of hair found in a 16th century book confirm human remains uncovered in Poland belong to astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 19, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2006 with 315 to follow.
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Remains may be that of Copernicus

FROMBORK, Poland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A computer-generated reconstruction of a skull and partial remains discovered in Frombork, Poland, appears to resemble portraits of Nicolaus Copernicus.

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Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2005 with 315 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2004 with 316 to follow.
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Nicolaus Copernicus (Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; in his youth, Niclas Koppernigk; Italian: Nicolò Copernico; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), published just before his death in 1543, is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the scientific revolution. His heliocentric model, with the Sun at the center of the universe, demonstrated that the observed motions of celestial objects can be explained without putting Earth at rest in the center of the universe. His work stimulated further scientific investigations, becoming a landmark in the history of science that is often referred to as the Copernican Revolution.

Among the great polymaths of the Renaissance, Copernicus was a mathematician, astronomer, physician, quadrilingual polyglot, classical scholar, translator, artist, Catholic cleric, jurist, governor, military leader, diplomat and economist. Among his many responsibilities, astronomy figured as little more than an avocation—yet it was in that field that he made his mark upon the world.

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