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The First Recorded Transit of Venus
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The First Recorded Transit of Venus

June 13, 2012
William Crabtree (1610–1644) was an astronomer, mathematician, and merchant from what is now Greater Manchester, England. He was one of only two people to observe and record the first predicted transit of Venus in 1639. Credit: Ford Madox Brown, mural at Manchester Town Hall