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What Happened on December 18, 1856

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJ. J. Thomson

J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)

Physicist J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson

1856 Highlights

About December 18, 1856

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 164 years and 1 month
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius