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1820 – John Tyndall, born on August 2nd in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland in poor circumstances, was a remarkable self-made man of science. 1839 – He joined the Irish ordinance survey. 1848 – He became known to the scientific world as the author of a luminous treatise on Crystals. 1853 – He was given the ..

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1674 – Born in Basildon, Berkshire, England. An English agronomist, agriculturist, writer, and inventor whose ideas helped form the basis of modern British agriculture. 1691 – He entered St. John’s College, Oxford. 1699 – Tull was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn but never practiced.          – He married and began farming on ..

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1796 – Born on August 15th in New York City. A botanist and chemist known for his extensive studies of North American flora. 1817 – He and several members of the Lyceum prepared A Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously within Thirty Miles of the City of New York, which came to be known as “Torrey’s ..

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1913 – He was born on the 25th of November in Flushing, New York to a family physician and his nurse wife. He was awestruck by his father’s profession, and it became a baseline for his later understanding of the dramatic changes.  1933 – He was admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1933, at the ..

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1817 – He was born David Henry Thoreau on the 12th day of July this year in Concord, Massachusetts.   1833 – Between this year and year 1837, he studied at Harvard University. He lived in Hollis Hall and took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics and science.   1835 – During a leave of ..

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1753 – Born in rural Woburn, Massachusetts on the 26th of March. 1769 – While recuperating in Woburn from an injury, Thompson conducted experiments concerning the nature of heat and began to correspond with Loammi Baldwin and others about them. 1772 – Thompson’s prospects were dim but in that year they changed abruptly. 1781 – ..

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624 BC – Born in the city of Miletus an ancient city on the western coast of Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Maeander River. 585 BC – Thales once predicted a solar eclipse which has been determined by modern methods to have been on the 28th of May. 546 BC – Died at ..

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