The Planet Uranus Was Discovered this Date
According to my History Channel Page-A-Day calendar, Uranus was discovered this date in 1781 by German astronomer William Herschel. He originally named it Georgium Sidus (Latin for “Georgian Planet”) in honor of King George III; however another German astronomer, Johann Bode, renamed the planet “Uranus” and that name has kept grade-school children giggling ever since.
It is believed this planet lets out strange gases and has stench beyond description. Others believe it truly belongs in the heavens.
And it is also believed in Mythology Uranus was popular among the GREEK Gods (sorry folks! They just keep coming!)
Above is a sketch that William Herchel made of the planet, or maybe it is of Johann Bode, or maybe it is of King George III.