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1491

February 20

on Friday

The Comet of 1491 comes 873,784 miles (1,406,219 km) away from Earth, the closest ever recorded.

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The moon was waxing gibbous that night.

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1503

July 23

on Thursday

12 years, 5 months, 5 days later

Orbital calculations suggest that on this day, Pluto moves outside Neptune's orbit, remaining there for 233 years.

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The moon was a new moon that night.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1503

1504

February 29

on Monday

7 months, 11 days later

Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse this night to convince Jamaican tribesmen to provide him with supplies.

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The moon was a full moon that night.

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Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), aged 53: man

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1504

1526

May 24

on Monday

22 years, 3 months later

A Transit of Venus occurs, the last before optical filters allowed astronomers to observe them.

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The moon was a full moon that night.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1526

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