Saturn Conjunct Pluto Transit

The previous conjunctions took place in:

  • 1819 to 1820 (May, Oct 1819 and Jan 1820)
  • 1851 to 1852 (June and Nov 1851 and Feb 1852)
  • 1883 (May 1883)
  • 1914 to 1915 (Oct and Nov 1914, May 1915)
  • 1947 Aug
  • 1982 Nov
  • 2020 Jan

Let’s see what happened during the year, before and after the year using

Major Events of 1982

Major Events of 1947 (and 1946)

Major Events of 1914

News Headlines

Major Events of 1915

News Headlines

Major Events of 1916


  • Jan 19 The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey
  • Aug 27 Krakatoa volcano, west of Java in Indonesia, erupts with a force of 1,300 megatons and kills approximately 40,000 people
  • Oct 4 The Orient Express departs on its first official journey from Paris to Instanbul
  • Brooklyn Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Connecting the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River and when it was opened in 1883 it was the largest suspension bridge in the world and had taken 13 years to complete.
  • This year was during the depression of 1882 to 1885.


  • End of the Great Irish Famine
  • The start of a period of a great upheaval in US history including the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux is signed with the Sioux Indians. They agree to give up their lands in Iowa and almost all of Minnesota. 
  • May 1851: Census reveals the extent of Welsh support for the Nonconformist church. In addition to the population census of England and Wales, a census was taken of places of worship. This revealed that around 80% of Welsh worshipers went to Nonconformist chapels and only 20% to the established church. Awareness of this numerical superiority greatly encouraged the demand for the disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales. Partly due to the opposition of the Conservative party and the House of Lords, this did not take place until 1914.


  • Simón Bolívar liberates New Granada (now Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador) as Spain loses hold on South American countries; named president of Colombia.
  • Jan 28 Sir Stamford Raffles lands in Singapore


Missouri Compromise > Missouri admitted as slave state but slavery barred in rest of Louisiana Purchase north of 36°30′ N.

Major Events of 1981

Major Events of 1948

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