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What Happened on February 17, 1791

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Charles Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)

Astronomer Charles Messier
Charles Messier

1791 Highlights

About February 17, 1791

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 229 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius