On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1781

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

InventionScientific Discovery

William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), born in Neuruppin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (d. 1841)