On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1799

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Person of interestAnna Atkins

Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins

1799 Highlights

About March 16, 1799

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 221 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces