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What Happened on August 9, 1776

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Person of interestAmedeo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro, Italian scientist who contributed to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law (6.022 x 10 ^ 23), born in Torino, Italy (d. 1856)

Scientist Amedeo Avogadro
Amedeo Avogadro

1776 Highlights

About August 9, 1776

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo