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10-29-1656

Edmond Halley, English astronomer, born in London. He succeeded John Wallis as Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University in 1704 and John Flamsteed as Royal Astronomer in 1720, and Halley's Comet bears his name.

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Sunday, October 29, 1656

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