1741, Jul 131810, Aug 8
an American astronomer, doctor, author and publisher. His trade was medicine but he also studied herbalism and astronomy. The book Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895 states of him that: "His fame as an astronomer led many of the inhabitants to consult him on the turn of future events." Stearns was a British Loyalist during and after the American Revolutionary War, which caused him to be falsely accused of several crimes and falsely imprisoned. He also published the first ever nautical almanack (1792) to be printed in America. His sister married William Herschel, the astronomer.
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12/29/1782-First nautical almanac in U.S. published by Samuel Stearns, Boston 
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