How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
How did the bald eagle become America’s national bird?
The bald eagle’s role as a national symbol is linked to its 1782 landing on the Great Seal of the United States. Shortly after the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the Continent...
Josiah Wedgwood
Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730—3 January 1795) was an English potter who founded the Wedgwood company and is credited with the industrialisation of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolitionist,...
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John Smeaton
John Smeaton, , (8 June 1724 – 28 October 1792) was an English civil engineer responsible for the design of bridges, canals, harbours and lighthouses. He was also a capable mechanical engineer an...
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Samuel Galton, Jr.
Samuel "John" Galton Jr. FRS (18 June 1753 - 19 June 1832), born in Duddeston, Birmingham, England. Despite being a Quaker he was an arms manufacturer. He was a member of the Lunar Society and lived a...
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Bagatelles and satires (Benjamin Franklin)
Benjamin Franklin was responsible for writing satirical comedies. His most notable humorous work is the collection called, The Bagatelles.
The Bagatelles, or jeux d'espirit in French, are a collec...
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Joseph Priestley
Joseph Priestley FRS (/ˈpriːstli/; 24 March [O.S. 13 March] 1733 – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educa...
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Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin FRS (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American...
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Watt
The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819). The unit is defined as joule per second and can be ...
Erasmus Darwin
Erasmus Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 April 1802) was an English physician. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave...
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William Withering
William Withering FRS (17 March 1741 – 6 October 1799) was an English botanist, geologist, chemist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis.
Withering was born in Wellington, Shropshire, trained...
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History of Unitarianism
Unitarianism, as a denominational family of churches, was first defined and developed in Poland-Lithuania, Transylvania, England and America from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries, although th...
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Lunar Society
The Lunar Society of Birmingham was a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment, including industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who...
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Jonathan Stokes
Jonathan Stokes (c. 1755 – 30 April 1831) was an English physician and botanist, a member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, and an early adopter of the heart drug digitalis.
Stokes was probably ...
Joseph Priestley House
The Joseph Priestley House was the American home of 18th-century British theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher (and discoverer of oxygen), educator, and political theorist Joseph Pries...
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William Small
William Small (13 October 1734 – 25 February 1775) was born in Carmyllie, Angus, Scotland, the son of a Presbyterian minister, James Small and his wife Lillias Scott, and younger brother to Dr Robert ...
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Chemical Revolution
The chemical revolution, also called the first chemical revolution, denotes the early modern reformulation of chemistry that culminated in the Law of Conservation of Matter and the oxygen theory of co...
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Duncan Stephen Walker
Duncan Stephen Walker (November 11, 1841 – June 3, 1912) was an American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War. He was educated at Georgetown University, La...
Claude-Anne Lopez
Claude-Anne Lopez (October 17, 1920 – December 28, 2012), born Claude-Anne Kirschen, was a Belgian-American writer and scholar who specialized in studies of Benjamin Franklin. Beginning with tra...
Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods...
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Watt steam engine
The Watt steam engine (alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine) was the first type of steam engine to make use of steam at a pressure just above atmospheric to drive the piston helped...
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Matthew Boulton
Matthew Boulton FRS (/ˈboʊltən/; 3 September 1728 – 17 August 1809) was an English manufacturer and business partner of Scottish engineer James Watt. In the final quarter of the 18th century, t...
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James Watt
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the...
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John Levett
John Levett (1721 — 1799) of Wychnor Park, Staffordshire, was an English landowner and investor, and a Tory politician.
John Levett was the son of Theophilus Levett (1693-1746), Lichfield attorney...
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Joseph Priestley and Dissent
Joseph Priestley (13 March 1733 (old style) – 8 February 1804) was a British natural philosopher, political theorist, clergyman, theologian, and educator. He was one of the most influential Diss...
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James Keir
James Keir FRS (20 September 1735 – 11 October 1820) was a Scottish chemist, geologist, industrialist, and inventor, and an important member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham.
Keir was born in St...
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