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January 1774 in History

Events in History


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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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56