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What Happened on August 8, 1576

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cornerstone laid for Tycho Brahe's observatory in Uraniborg, Denmark, at the time world's most advanced research institution

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe

1576 Highlights

About August 8, 1576

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 444 years, 8 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo