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Discovered - Notable Historical Events

Guy FawkesNov 5, 1605

Charles IIMar 17, 1658

Anne BonnyNov 28, 1720

James CookDec 24, 1777

David LivingstoneSep 16, 1859

Christopher ColumbusMay 13, 2014

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Discovered - Historical Events
Date Event
1466-08-26

A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered.

1513-04-02

Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon

1542-10-07

Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast

1579-07-08

Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

1602-05-15

Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold

1605-11-05

Gunpowder Plot; attempt to blow up King James I while he opened Parliament. Plot discovered and Guy Fawkes caught and tortured. He and seven others were later executed

1658-03-17

Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered

1700-02-27

Pacific Island of New Britain discovered

1720-11-28

Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

1767-07-03

Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.

1773-10-13

The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier

1777-12-24

Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

1778-03-15

Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook

1781-03-13

Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really discovered Uranus)

1787-01-11

Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel

1790-12-17

Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City

1792-05-11

Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray

1794-11-21

Honolulu Harbor discovered

1800-01-08

Wild Boy of Aveyron discovered in southern France

1801-01-01

The dwarf planet Ceres is discovered by Giuseppe Piazzi.

1804-09-01

Juno, one of the largest main belt asteroids, was discovered by German astronomer Karl Ludwig Harding.

1815-07-09

1st natural gas well in US is discovered

1820-04-08

The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

1821-08-21

Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.

1825-07-30

Malden Island is discovered.

1828-05-26

Mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.

1832-07-13

Source of Mississippi River discovered (Henry R Schoolcraft)

1844-09-05

Iron ore discovered in Minnesota's Mesabi Mountains

1846-10-10

Neptune's moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1848-09-19

Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)

1850-07-25

Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)

1851-03-25

Yosemite Valley discovered in California

1851-08-22

Gold fields discovered in Australia

1854-01-04

The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.

1859-02-04

The Codex Sinaiticus is discovered in Egypt.

1859-06-11

Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, Nevada

1859-06-12

Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered

1859-09-16

Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

1861-05-13

The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.

1863-03-19

The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.

1864-07-14

Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana

1872-12-04

The ship the Mary Celeste discovered mysteriously abandoned by her crew in the Atlantic Ocean

1879-01-09

Kirland Warbler discovered on Andros Island in Bahamas

1893-06-30

Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered

1896-08-16

Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Alaska by George Carmack

1899-03-18

Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering

1901-01-10

Oil discovered in Texas

1905-01-02

Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine in San Jose, California

1908-01-27

Pasiphaë, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Melotte

1909-08-30

Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.

1910-06-02

Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea

1912-12-18

Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.

1914-07-31

Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo

1916-04-21

Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary

1918-06-08

Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered

1926-08-22

Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa

1927-11-09

Giant Panda discovered, China

1932-08-02

The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.

1933-03-27

Polythene discovered by Reginald Gibson & Eric William Fawcett

1939-02-28

The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

1943-06-20

New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)

1945-09-09

1st "bug" in a computer program discovered by Grace Hopper, a moth was removed with tweasers from a relay & taped into the log

1945-11-16

Two new elements discovered by Glenn Seaborg, James, Morgan and Albert Ghiorso were are announced: americium (atomic number 95) and curium (atomic number 96)

1947-07-02

Military coup discovered in France

1956-05-03

A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')

1961-04-14

US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered

1964-08-04

Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam

1965-03-19

The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.

1966-12-18

Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

1973-03-07

Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory

1973-09-23

Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

1974-11-12

A salmon is discovered in the River Thames, England, for the first time since 1833

1974-11-30

Most complete early human skeleton (Lucy, Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia's Afar Depression.

1975-06-04

Oldest animal fossils in US discovered in NC

1976-10-22

Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1977-03-10

Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO

1977-10-23

Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

1977-10-26

The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, Somalia. The WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, the most spectacular success of vaccination.

1978-06-22

Pluto's satelite Charon is discovered

1979-03-08

1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)

1983-04-07

Oldest human skeleton, aged 80,000 years, discovered in Egypt

1984-04-21

Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS

1984-06-11

US Supreme Court declares illegally obtained evidence may be admitted at trial if it could be proved that it would have been discovered legally

1984-10-25

Hepatitis virus is discovered

1984-12-10

1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered

1987-05-28

Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot

1989-08-22

1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

1989-09-08

Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium

1990-06-20

Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

1991-09-19

Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists.

1994-08-04

Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered

1994-11-09

The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.

1995-01-02

Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)

1995-07-23

Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later.

1995-10-06

51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

1996-07-28

Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.

1997-01-10

1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1

1997-02-04

US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish

1998-06-02

The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.

2000-08-24

Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.

2001-11-27

A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2005-01-05

Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.

2005-09-12

The bodies of more than 40 patients discovered in a flooded hospital in New Orleans.

2006-03-09

Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.

2006-06-21

Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

2007-05-07

The tomb of Herod the Great is discovered.

2011-10-27

The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.

2012-07-11

S/2012 P 1, the fifth moon of Pluto is discovered

2012-10-17

The exoplanet Alpha Centauri Bb is discovered orbiting Alpha Centauri

2012-11-14

CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)

2012-12-06

A 243 million year old Nyasasaurus fossil is discovered in Tanzania

2013-01-19

Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA's Curiosity Rover

2013-02-20

Kepler-37b, the smallest known exoplanet, is discovered

2013-04-04

Poecilotheria rajaei, a giant tarantula with a 20cm leg span, is discovered in Sri Lanka

2013-04-11

Fossilized dinosaur eggs with embryos are discovered in China

2013-04-12

A man-made 32-foot and 60 tonne monument that is dates around 2000 BC is discovered in the Sea of Galilee

2013-04-18

Two earth-like planets are discovered orbiting the star Kepler-62

2013-05-03

Aorun zhaoi, a Theropod dinosaur, dating from 161 million years ago, is discovered in China

2014-02-24

A 4.4 billion-year-old Crystal is discovered to be the oldest known fragment from the earth's crust

2014-05-13

Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, is discovered north off the coast of Haiti

2014-09-04

Aracheological remains of a Viking fortress from the 900s CE, the Vallø Borgring, is discovered in Denmark

2015-12-17

Wolf 1061 exoplanet: 'Super-Earth' discovered only 14 light-years away

2016-01-05

World's largest blue star sapphire -- worth $100M -- discovered

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Discovered - Notable Birthdays

James CookOct 27, 1728

Charles DarwinFeb 12, 1809

Henri BecquerelDec 15, 1852

J. J. ThomsonDec 18, 1856

James ChadwickOct 20, 1891

Cecil Frank PowellDec 5, 1903

Emilio G. SegrèJan 30, 1905

Francis CrickJun 8, 1916

James WatsonApr 6, 1928

Discovered - Birthdays
Date Event
1578-04-01

William Harvey, England, physician (discovered blood circulation)

1587-01-08

Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)

1629-04-14

Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn's rings)

1722-12-23

Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Turinge, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten

1728-10-27

James Cook, Yorkshire, England, captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands

1731-10-10

Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)

1733-03-24

Joseph Priestley, England, Birstall England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)

1738-11-15

F William Herschel, German/English astronomer (discovered Uranus)

1749-05-17

Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination

1758-10-11

Wilhelm Olbers, discovered asteroids (Pallas & Vesta)

1760-06-05

Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium)

1763-05-16

Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin, chemist (discovered chromium, beryllium)

1776-11-14

Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

1778-12-17

Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)

1779-08-30

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Estonia, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica

1787-03-16

Georg Simon Ohm, Erlangen, Brandenburg-Bayreuth, German physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

1787-03-17

George Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)

1791-09-22

Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor

1792-02-29

Karl Ernst von Baler, Russia, naturalist (discovered human ovum)

1809-02-12

Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)

1812-06-09

Johann G Galle, German astronomer (discovered Neptune)

1814-03-24

Galen Clark, US, naturalist/discovered Mariposa Grove

1818-12-24

James Prescott Joule, physicist (discovered conservation of energy)

1819-07-02

Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine)

1825-01-18

Edward Frankland, Lancaster, U.K, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence

1829-09-07

August Kekule von Stradonitz, discovered structure of benzene ring

1829-10-15

Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)

1834-01-27

Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)

1835-03-04

Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)

1845-03-27

Wilhelm Rontgen, Lennep, Rhine Province, discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901)

1848-07-27

Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland), German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium

1849-04-21

Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization

1852-12-15

Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), (d. 1908)

1855-01-22

Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy

1856-12-18

J. J. Thomson, Manchester, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

1860-09-28

Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays

1864-11-09

Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses

1867-11-07

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)

1872-07-16

Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole

1887-04-04

William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)

1889-08-01

Walther Gerlach, Biebrich, German Physicist who, with Otto Stern, co-discovered spin quantization in a magnetic field (Stern—Gerlach effect)

1891-10-20

James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

1891-11-12

Seth Barnes Nicholson, Springfield Illinois, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter

1893-06-22

Cynthia Harnett, Thieves Discovered

1894-11-26

Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics

1896-10-22

Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)

1899-08-19

Franz C. Schmelkes, Prague, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), widely used as a disinfectant to sterilize wounds and burns

1901-05-27

Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)

1901-12-05

Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)

1903-12-05

Cecil Frank Powell, Tonbridge, Kent, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950), (d.1969)

1905-01-30

Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

1906-01-11

Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)

1906-02-04

Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)

1906-11-02

Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum

1914-09-07

James Van Allen, US physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts)

1916-06-08

Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and Nobel laureate (1962)

1919-08-07

John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)

1919-10-23

Manolis Andronicos, Bursa, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece

1921-02-14

Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep

1924-11-12

Audouin Dollfus, Paris, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn)

1927-08-12

Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)

1928-04-06

James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA)

1941-07-03

Wylie Walker Vale, Houston, Texas, Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone

1950-11-03

James Rothman, Haverhill Massachusetts, American Biochemist and Nobel Laureate who discovered how vesicles, sac-like structures that transport hormones and growth factors, reach their destination in cells and know where and when to release their contents

Discovered - Notable Deaths

Emilio G. SegrèApr 22, 1989

Discovered - Deaths
Date Event
1659-10-10

Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56

1765-08-19

Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, Swedish Chemist who discovered nickel and tungsten, dies at 42

1822-08-25

F William Herschel, German astronomer (discovered Uranus), dies at 85

1852-01-25

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, dies at 72

1852-08-15

Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92

1860-11-08

Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies

1874-11-02

Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55

1880-06-18

John Sutter, US colonist (gold discovered on his land), dies at 77

1899-08-09

Edward Frankland, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence, dies on holiday in Norway at 74

1904-05-10

Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies aged 63

1916-07-30

Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61

1916-12-16

Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68

1920-06-20

Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55

1920-08-16

J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies

1934-01-13

Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73

1942-12-11

Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43

1961-03-30

P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies

1962-07-27

Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61

1963-07-02

Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, dies at 71

1981-10-25

Cynthia Harnett, Thieves Discovered

1988-01-24

Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91

1989-04-22

Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack

1992-03-30

Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72

2003-02-10

Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum, dies at 86

2010-10-01

Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85

2012-01-03

Wylie Walker Vale, American Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70.


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