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What Happened on May 8, 1737

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Person of interestEdward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
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Edward Gibbon

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About May 8, 1737

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 283 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus