On this date in 1807 the asteroid, 4 Vesta was discovered by Heinrich Olbers. Vesta lies within the asteroid belt and was visited by the Dawn spacecraft from 2011 to 2012!

Learn about Heinrich Olbers

By Rudolph Suhrlandt (1781–1862) – Peter H. Richter (Hg.): Sterne, Mond, Kometen. Hauschild-Verlag, Bremen 1995, Public Domain, Link