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February 1747 in History

Events in History


InventionScientific Discovery

Feb 14 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London

Astronomer James Bradley
Astronomer
James Bradley

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 3 Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Jacobus Capitein, Dutch Christian minister, dies at ~30