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What Happened on April 12, 1817

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles Messier

Charles Messier, French astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects"), dies at 86

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier

1817 Highlights

About April 12, 1817

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 203 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries