This Day in History Entry #179

July 11th, 2012 by Wordsman

For all time, man has looked to the sky
To see something new, that’s what we try
He who stands quite alone
Is one Jean-Louis Pons
Blessed with a most remarkable eye

Event: Jean-Louis Pons discovers his first comet. He would later discover thirty-six more, more than any other person in history.
Year: 1801
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