Planet - Uranus

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September 2, 1752
The British Calendar Act of 1751 decrees that the day after September 2, 1752 shall be September 14, 1752, as Britain converts from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar.

September 2, 1764
English Astronomer Royal, Rev. Nathaniel Bliss, dies.

September 2, 1804
Karl Harding discovers the 3rd ever asteroid which is named Juno, after Jupiter's wife.

Welcome to Planet Uranus
A website about the planet Uranus

Named after the Greek god of the sky, Uranus is a gas giant which is visable to telescopic viewing. The Uranus was the first planet discovered in modern (non-classical) times by Sir William Herschel on March 13, 1781. It is also the first planet discover with a telescope as opposed to the naked eye.

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