On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1744

Historical Events

InventionScientific Discovery

English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)

Astronomer James Bradley
James Bradley

1744 Highlights

About December 31, 1744

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 276 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn