1766 – John Dalton was born on the 6th of September.
1787 – Began to keep a meteorological diary in which, he entered more than 200,000 observations.
1790 – He seems to have thought of taking up law or medicine, but his projects were not met.
1793 – His first separate publication was Meteorological Observations and Essays.
1793 – 1803 – He moved to Manchester and was appointed teacher of mathematics and natural philosophy at the Manchester Academy.
1794 – Published Elements of English Grammar.
– Elected a member of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.
1795 – He presented the important paper or series of papers, entitled Experimental Essays.
1800 – Became a secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.
1803 – He founded scientific atomic theory.
– Became a public and private teacher of mathematics and chemistry.
1804 – He was chosen to give a course of lectures on natural philosophy at the Royal Institution in London.
1810 – Davy to offered to him as candidate for the fellowship of the Royal Society, but declined.
1817 – He was president of the Lit & Phil until his death.
1822 – He was proposed without his knowledge, and on election paid the usual fee.
1830 – Elected as one of its eight foreign associates in place of Davy.
1833 – Lord Grey’s government conferred on him a pension of £150, raised in 1836 to £300.
1822 – He paid a short visit to Paris, where he met many distinguished resident scientists.
1844 – Died on 27th of July in Manchester of paralysis.