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What Happened on September 12, 1758

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French astronomer Charles Messier mistakenly identifies the Crab Nebula so begins his Messier Catalogue

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

1758 Highlights

About September 12, 1758

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 262 years, 4 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo