Anniversary of Pluto Discovery

STREATOR – Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by a man born in Streator.  It was on this date in 1930 photographic evidence of Pluto (now designated a “dwarf planet”) was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator in 1906. He died in 1997 at the age of 90. A small portion of his ashes was placed aboard the New Horizons spacecraft and was flown past Pluto in 2015.