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.
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