1817 - Thomas Davidson was born on the 17th of May in Edinburgh.
1837 - He was induced through the influence of Leopold von Buch to devote his special attention to the brachiopoda.
1857 - He was elected FRS.
1865 - Awarded the Wollaston medal by the Geological Society of London.
1870 - Received the Royal medal by the Royal Society.
1882 - Obtained degree of LL.D. and was conferred upon him by the university of St Andrews.
1885 - He died at Brighton on the 14th of October.
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