In 1571 – In Well der Stadt, Wurttemberg of the then Holy Roman Empire, Johannes Kepler was born. His theories like the laws of planetary motion came in handy for Isaac Newton.
In 1968 – Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first manned orbit of the Moon.
In 2007 – Warner Music Group became the third major music label to begin selling DRM-free MP3s through Amazon.
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