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What Happened on May 2, 1797

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Person of interestAbraham Gesner

Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (d. 1864)

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner

1797 Highlights

About May 2, 1797

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus