. On this day in 1971 – November 4th – American astronomer William Hammond Wright was born in San Francisco, California.
Among his accomplishments was the research carried out into the radial velocity of stars in the southern sky. This was mainly done at the Chile station of California's Lick Observatory. He later became the director of Lick Observatory, a post he held from 1935-1942.
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