On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1862

Historical Events

  • Astronomer Alvan Graham Clark makes first observation of Sirius B (first known white dwarf star) in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts while testing his new telescope
1862 Highlights

About January 31, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aquarius