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    BillOB
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    13th March 1781

    Frederick William Herschel discovered a new planet, Uranus. The first in modern history.

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    Andy Sawers
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    Frederick William Herschel discovered a new planet, Uranus

    Thereby doubling the size of the solar system, from 9.5AU to 19AU. Not a bad day’s work!

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    BillOB
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    14th March 1879

    Birthday – Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. His theory of relativity led to new ways of thinking about time, space, matter and energy.

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