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What Happened on August 1, 1774

Historical Events


Historic InventionOxygen Discovered!

Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
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Illustration of Priestley's discovery of oxygen, by Henry Granger
Illustration of Priestley's discovery of oxygen, by Henry Granger

1774 Highlights

About August 1, 1774

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo