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September 23, 1846

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1846 astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune. When asked the press of the day asked him why he named it after the Roman god of the seas, Galle stated that his first … Continue reading

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March 13, 1781

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1781 Sir William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. When his sister and fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel pointed out how people were going to pronounce Uranus and the jokes that were going to be made, … Continue reading

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February 2, 1962

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years and never would again, as Pluto had lost its planetary status in August 2006 due to having signed a professional … Continue reading

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