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What Happened on December 3, 1736

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

1736 Highlights

About December 3, 1736

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 285 years, 1 month and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius