This year in history
In the year 1855
American astronomer, Percival Lowell, was born in Boston. He is most known for his research which led to the discovery of the planet Pluto, 14 years after his death.
American adventurer and mercenary, William Walker, conquered Nicaragua. He became its president from 1856 to 1857 after which he was defeated by a coalition army, which was backed by Walkers own, now alienated, financial backer from the United States.
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