Today in history: May 2

A man looks into a telescope at a pair of stars encircled with 001100010010011110100001101101110011 and says, '...0011?' Behind him, a paradox-correcting timesphere opens with a robotic leg sticking out.

May 2 1780: Xi Ursae Majoris, the first binary star discovered, is spotted by William Herschel.