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1732 – Born February 22, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.   1759 – January 6, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis.   1754 – 1763 – Gained command experience during the French and Indian War.   1775 – 1783 – Led America’s Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War which led to the ..

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1838 – He was born on the 20th day of March at Bonn.    1861 – He was educated in his native town, and graduated Ph.D. at the university.   1863 – He became professor of geology in Vienna, but in early years he was engaged in teaching geology and mineralogy.   1868 – He ..

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1839 – He was born on the 25th day of September at Bahlingen in Baden.  1863 – He became teacher of geology and mineralogy in the polytechnic at Karlsruhe, and three years later he succeeded Oppel as professor of palaeontology in the University of Munich.  1870 – He was appointed to the geological professorship, and ..

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1822 – Born on the 22nd of December in Windsor, Conn. 1846 – He graduated from Western Reserve University. 1851 – He established his medical practice in Cleveland. 1855 – He joined an exploring expedition under Lieutenant Williamson. 1857 – He acted as geologist to an expedition headed by Lieutenant Ives.         – He was ..

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1793 – Mitchell was born on August 19th in Washington, Connecticut. Elisha was a native of Connecticut, student and tutor at Yale College, botanist, geologist and Presbyterian minister. 1813 – Mitchell’s diary, begun at Yale and kept irregularly while he was teaching at various places in the North, containing mainly religious reflections and slight personal ..

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1842 – Born on the 6th of January.   1862 – King graduated from the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College with a Ph.B. in chemistry. 1872 – In October, he uncovered a diamond and gemstone hoax perpetrated by Philip Arnold. 1864 – King and Richard Cotter reported the first ascent of Mount Tyndall, at ..

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1726 – Born on June 3rd in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scottish geologist, chemist, naturalist, and originator of one of the fundamental principles of geology—uniformitarianism, which explains the features of the Earth’s crust by means of natural processes over geologic time. 1749 – He spent three years at the University of Edinburgh, then two in Paris, and ..

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1793 – Born on the 24th of May. 1821 – He attended newly-founded Deerfield Academy and was ordained as a Congregationalist pastor. 1825 – He held that post from serving as Professor of Natural Theology. 1830 – He ran the first geological survey of Massachusetts, and was appointed state geologist of Massachusetts 1845 – Hitchcock ..

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1906 – Born on May 24th in New York City. Harry was the sixth Blair Professor of Geology. 1932 – Took his Ph.D. degree at Princeton University. 1930 – Hess participated in submarine gravity studies of the West Indies island arc, and, in order to facilitate operations on Navy submarines, he acquired a commission as ..

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