Ole Larson's Folks

No close family anniversaries. Born in London, England, on this date in 1656: astronomer and mathematician Edmund Halley. Best known for calculating the orbit and predicting the 76-year return cycle of the comet that bears his name. Top photo: detail from a portrait by Thomas Murray, c. 1687. Below, photos of Halley’s Comet on its flybys in 1910 and 1986.



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