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December 1744 in History

Events in History

InventionScientific Discovery

Dec 31 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)

Astronomer James Bradley
James Bradley

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 19 Jacobus J Cramer, priest of Holland/Zealand/West-Friesland

Deaths in History

  • Dec 8 Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle, duchess de Châteauroux, French mistress of King Louis XV of France, dies at 28
  • Dec 23 Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans, Duchess of Lorraine, dies at 68