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313: March 13, 1781: Uranus Discovered

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Sir William Herschel announced its discovery on March 13, 1781, expanding the known boundaries of the Solar System for the first time in modern history. Uranus was also the first planet discovered with a telescope.

Uranus is similar in composition to Neptune, and both are of different chemical composition than the larger gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. As such, astronomers sometimes place them in a separate category called “ice giants.” Uranus’s atmosphere, while similar to Jupiter and Saturn’s in its primary composition of hydrogen and helium, contains more “ices” such as water, ammonia and methane, along with traces of hydrocarbons.[12] It is the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of 49 K (–224 °C). It has a complex, layered cloud structure, with water thought to make up the lowest clouds, and methane thought to make up the uppermost layer of clouds.[12] In contrast, the interior of Uranus is mainly composed of ices and rock.[11]

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September 21, 2011 at 3:22 am

311: Antonin Scalia, Largest Civil Rights Class Action

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Today, June 20, 2011, The Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit ever, overturning a decision that gave class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars.

The justices overturned a U.S. appeals court ruling that more than a million female employees nationwide could join together in the lawsuit accusing Wal-Mart of paying women less and giving them fewer promotions.

Justice Antonin Scalia who was born on March 11, 1936  said for the court majority that the certification of the class was not consistent with a federal rule, and the back pay claims were also improperly certified.

On March 11 of this year, Antonin Scalia turned 75 and Uranus entered Aries.

https://cosmiclifecoach.wordpress.com/tag/antonin-scalia-75/

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June 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm