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1766 – Born on December 29th in Glasgow, the son of a well-known dyer, he took an early interest in science.          – His researches in chemistry and as the inventor of waterproof clothing which added his name to the English dictionary. While trying to find uses for waste products generated by gasworks, he ..

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1750 – Born on February 18th in the parish of Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland. British Congregational minister. 1721 – Preached at the Church of Scotland, and he went to London to teach in schools at Edmonton, Hampstead and Camberwell. 1750 – He was one of the founders of the London Foreign Missionary, the Foreign Bible, and ..

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