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What Happened on May 24, 1686

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Person of interestDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, born in Danzig, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1736)

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

1686 Highlights

About May 24, 1686

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 334 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini