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Historical Events in January 1774

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Jan 11 Charles Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier

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Jan 30 Captain James Cook reaches 71°10' south, 1820km from south pole (record)

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook