On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1780

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel

1780 Highlights

About May 2, 1780

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 240 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus