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What Happened on August 26, 1682

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

1682 Highlights

About August 26, 1682

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 338 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo