What Happened on August 20, 1779

Famous Birthdays

Fabian Gottlieb von BellingshausenFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen (1779-1852)

Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, born in Osel, Estonia

  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist, born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1848)
Born in 1779
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About August 20, 1779

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo