1820 – John Tyndall, born on August 2nd in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland in poor circumstances, was a remarkable self-made man of science. 1839 – He joined the Irish ordinance survey. 1848 – He became known to the scientific world as the author of a luminous treatise on Crystals. 1853 – He was given the ..
1910 – He came to KU as a paleontologist. 1915-1916 – Geology Professor at Kansas University. Undergraduate degrees from Lebanon College in Ohio and from Yale, along with a master’s and Ph.D. in geology from Yale. 2.4 / 5 ( ..
1674 – Born in Basildon, Berkshire, England. An English agronomist, agriculturist, writer, and inventor whose ideas helped form the basis of modern British agriculture. 1691 – He entered St. John’s College, Oxford. 1699 – Tull was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn but never practiced. – He married and began farming on ..
1796 – Born on August 15th in New York City. A botanist and chemist known for his extensive studies of North American flora. 1817 – He and several members of the Lyceum prepared A Catalogue of Plants Growing Spontaneously within Thirty Miles of the City of New York, which came to be known as “Torrey’s ..
US (German-born) Protestant theologian founder of religious socialism studied relationship between psychology and religion exiled by Nazis 2.7 / 5 ( ..
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 – ..
1817 – He was born David Henry Thoreau on the 12th day of July this year in Concord, Massachusetts. 1833 – Between this year and year 1837, he studied at Harvard University. He lived in Hollis Hall and took courses in rhetoric, classics, philosophy, mathematics and science. 1835 – During a leave of ..
1913 – He was born on the 25th of November in Flushing, New York to a family physician and his nurse wife. He was awestruck by his father’s profession, and it became a baseline for his later understanding of the dramatic changes. 1933 – He was admitted to Harvard Medical School in 1933, at the ..
624 BC – Born in the city of Miletus an ancient city on the western coast of Asia Minor, near the mouth of the Maeander River. 585 BC – Thales once predicted a solar eclipse which has been determined by modern methods to have been on the 28th of May. 546 BC – Died at ..
Greek botanist, humorist, and naturalist father of botany 2.6 / 5 (..