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What Happened on January 31, 1779

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Messier adds M57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra) to his catalog

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

1779 Highlights

About January 31, 1779

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 242 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius