Maria Mitchell

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Maria Mitchell is born

August 1, 1818

Calculated the exact moment of an Annuler Eclipse with her father.

1830

Opened her own school

1835

She became the first librarian of the Nantucket Atheneum.

1836

She switched from the Quaker religion to following Unitarian principles.

1842

"Miss Mitchell's Comet"

1847

First woman member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1848