Born: Mar 26, 1753 AD
Died: 1814 AD, at 61 years of age.
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 - He conducted experiments concerning the force of gunpowder, the results of which were widely acclaimed when eventually published, in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.
1785 - He moved to Bavaria where he became an aide-de-camp to the Prince-elector Karl Theodor.
1789 - He was socially active as founder of Munich's Englischer Garten.
1797 - He extended his claim about non-conductivity to liquids.
1799 - He divided his time between France and England.
1799 - He established the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
1804 - He married Marie-Anne Lavoisier, the widow of the great French chemist Antoine Lavoisier, his American wife having died since his emigration.
1814 - Died on the 21st of August.
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