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What Happened on February 16, 1771

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

1771 Highlights

About February 16, 1771

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 250 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius