On this day: December 28

Published: Dec 27 2012 01:36:31 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 02:00:00 AM EST

An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.

OTD December 28 - Galileo Neptune
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1612: Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.

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