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What Happened on January 8, 1816

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sophie Germain is the first woman to win a prize from the Paris Academy of Sciences for her paper on elasticity

Mathematician Sophie Germain
Sophie Germain

1816 Highlights

About January 8, 1816

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 205 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn