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What Happened on April 20, 1736

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius

1736 Highlights

About April 20, 1736

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 284 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus