On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1785

Historical Events

  • Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman to discover a comet

Historic Expedition

French naval scientific expedition ordered by Louis XVI, led by La PĂ©rouse, with 220 men departs Brest (lost in the Pacific 1888)

1785 Highlights

About August 1, 1785

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo