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What Happened on May 5, 1792

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre commissioned to measure the meridian between Dunkerque to Rodez to calculate accurate length of the metre

Mathematician and Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
Mathematician and Astronomer
Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

1792 Highlights

About May 5, 1792

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 228 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus