And to think, without the birth of this man, how would this have changed the history of music with no reference point to "galileo" in art or in the history of world icons. But let's be blunt:
Say there WAS no word or name "galileo" what do you think Freddie Mercury could have sung? How would this change the song in its entirety? What would it be?
So knowing a little about "what happened this day" isn't a terrible thing. Sometimes the ramifications, sometimes the ripple. Same situation, different words.