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date: 06 Mar
Dmitri Mendeleev Publishes his Periodic Table  -  6th March 1869.     In 1869 Mendeleev published his book, “Principles of Chemistry”. He wanted to simplify the subject and, as far as he was concerned, at the heart of the subject were the elements....
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date: 08 Oct
Robert Stephenson’s Locomotive, The Rocket, wins the Rainhill Trials     -  8th October 1829  -     The Stephenson family will be forever remembered as one of the key railway families in our Island’s history. George Stephenson is even known as the...
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date: 10 Aug
The foundations of Flamsteed House, The Royal Observatory, were laid     -  August 10th 1675  -     In the Seventeenth Century countries and their navies were increasingly sailing the seas in search of new lands, trade, exploration and mapping.  No...
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date: 15 May 2017
The Antikythera Mechanism revealed as a computer   - 17th May 1902 -    A definition of a computer is often held to be a machine that is capable of performing a set of operations automatically to produce a result in the form of information. Charles...
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date: 25 Jan
First Transcontinental Telephone Call - January 25th 1915 -   Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission. The New York Times said the following:   “On October 9th 1876 Alexander Graham...
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  • American History
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