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What Happened on August 1, 1774

Historical Events


Historic InventionOxygen Discovered!

English chemist Joseph Priestley 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
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1774 Highlights

About August 1, 1774

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 246 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo