This Day In History - Uranus Discovered 1781

Uranus Discovered 1781

Saturday, March 13, 2021

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Event Description

The German-born English astronomer William Hershel discovers Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschel's discovery of a new planet was the first to be made in modern times, and also the first to be madeby use of a telescope, which allowed Herschel to distinguish Uranus as a planet, not a star, as previous astronomers believed.

Event Location

England, United Kingdom