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1753 in science

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1753 in science

The year 1753 in science and technology involved some significant events.



  • Ruđer Bošković's De lunae atmosphaera demonstrates the lack of atmosphere on the Moon.
  • Botany

  • 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.
  • Chemistry

  • Claude François Geoffroy demonstrates that bismuth is distinct from lead and tin.
  • Computer science

  • 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.
  • Medicine

  • James Lind publishes the first edition of A Treatise on the Scurvy (although it is little noticed at this time).
  • Technology

  • 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.
  • Awards

  • Copley Medal: Benjamin Franklin
  • Births

  • 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)
  • Deaths

  • August 6 – Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (born 1711)
  • December – Thomas Melvill, Scottish natural philosopher (born 1726)
  • References

    1753 in science Wikipedia

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