On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1785

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Geologist James Hutton
James Hutton

1785 Highlights

About July 4, 1785

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer