|Covid-19|Ruđer Bošković's De lunae atmosphaera demonstrates the lack of atmosphere on the Moon.
May 1 – Publication of Linnaeus' Species Plantarum, the start of formal scientific classification of plants.
June – Establishment in Florence of the Accademia dei Georgofili, the world's oldest society devoted to agronomy and scientific agriculture.
Claude François Geoffroy demonstrates that bismuth is distinct from lead and tin.
January 1 – Retrospectively, the minimum date value for a datetime field in an SQL Server (up to version 2005) due to this being the first full year since Britain's adoption of the Gregorian calendar.
James Lind publishes the first edition of A Treatise on the Scurvy (although it is little noticed at this time).
Benjamin Franklin invents the lightning rod, to ring a bell when struck by lightning, following his 1752 kite and key tests.
George Semple uses hydraulic lime cement in rebuilding Essex Bridge in Dublin.
Copley Medal: Benjamin Franklin
March 26 – Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, Anglo-American physicist (died 1814)
April 28 – Franz Karl Achard, chemist (died 1821)
August 3 – Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope, British statesman and scientist (died 1816)
August 6 – Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (born 1711)
December – Thomas Melvill, Scottish natural philosopher (born 1726)
1753 in science Wikipedia
The year 1753 in science and technology involved some significant events.