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What Happened on May 24, 1686

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Daniel 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)

1686 Highlights

About May 24, 1686

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 335 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini