On This Day

March 13, 1781 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

InventionScientific Discovery

William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus

Astronomer William Herschel
William Herschel

Birthdays in History

  • Karl Friedrich Schinkel, German architect, city planner and painter (Altes Museum, Neue Wache), born in Neuruppin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (d. 1841)