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What Happened on December 3, 1736

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Astronomer Anders Celsius takes measurements that confirm Newton's theory that the earth was an ellipsoid rather than the previously accepted sphere

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius

1736 Highlights

About December 3, 1736

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 284 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius