On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1781

Historical Events

Scientific 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)
1781 Highlights

About March 13, 1781

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 240 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces