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What Happened on January 23, 1779

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Messier catalogs M56 (globular cluster in Lyra)

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

1779 Highlights

About January 23, 1779

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius