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What Happened on December 17, 1778

Famous Birthdays

  • Humphry Davy, English chemist, studied electro-chemistry, invented the Davy lamp), born in Penzance, Cornwall, England (d. 1829)
1778 Highlights

About December 17, 1778

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius