Discovery of Uranus
Historically, Uranus was a planet that was first discovered in 1690 by man named John Flamsteed who at the time did not realize it as a planet, but rather another star (he labeled it 34 Tauri). Thereafter, it was frequently observed but disregarded and ignored. However, on March 13, 1781, an astronomer named William Herschel discovered Uranus with his telescope while surveying the sky. Upon this event, he named it "the Georgium Sidus," meaning the Georgian Planet to honor his patron, King George III of England. Another name for this new found planet was "Herschel."
Later on, the name Uranus was proposed to conform to the tradition of naming newly discovered planets after Roman mythological gods. The name officially came into use in 1850.