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What Happened on August 6, 1766

Famous Birthdays

  • William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England (d. 1828)
1766 Highlights

About August 6, 1766

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 254 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo