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Hello, dear forum users!
1.Penicillin was discovered by accident.
2.Penicillin has been discovered by accident.
I dare to think that sentence 1 is correct. But since there is no exact time given in these examples, will it be Ok to use Present Perfect as well, like in sentence 2?
1 is correct. It's a historical event, so the simple past tense is correct.