OHiggins

1964 VD. Discovered 1964 Nov. 3 at the Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn, Indiana.

Named in memory of Bernardo O'Higgins (1778-1842) and to honor the people of Chile, who regard him as the "Father of the Country". Chile declared independence from Spanish rule on 1810 Sept. 18. This became a reality on 1817 Feb. 22, when the Spaniards were defeated by General O'Higgins and his forces in a decisive battle at Chacabuco. (M 9079) Name proposed by F. K. Edmondson.

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