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What Happened on August 9, 1819

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1880)
  • William T. G. Morton, American dentist who first used ether as a surgical anaesthetic (HOF 1920), born in Charlton, Massachusetts (d. 1868)
1819 Highlights

About August 9, 1819

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 201 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo