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Today in History: March 13

Slide 1 of 10: William Herschel (1738-1822) discovering Uranus in 1781. His sister Caroline taking notes. (Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images)

1781: William Herschel discovers Uranus

The seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, is discovered by Sir William Herschel.

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