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The year 1750 in science and technology involved some significant events.


Astronomy

Thomas Wright suggests that the Milky Way Galaxy is a disk-shaped system of stars with the solar system near the centre.

Exploration

April 1 - Pehr Osbeck sets out on a primarily botanical expedition to China.

Physics

January 17 - John Canton reads a paper before the Royal Society on a method of making artificial magnets.[1]
Approx. date - Leonhard Euler and Daniel Bernoulli develop the Euler–Bernoulli beam equation.

Awards

Copley Medal: George Edwards

Births

March 16 - Caroline Herschel, German-born English astronomer (died 1848)
July 5 - Aimé Argand, Swiss physicist and chemist (died 1803)
September 22 - Christian Konrad Sprengel, German botanist (died 1816)
Aaron Arrowsmith, English cartographer (died 1823)
Jean Nicolas Fortin, French physicist and instrument maker who invented a portable mercury barometer in 1800 (died 1831)

Deaths

1 December 1750 Death of Johann Dopplemayr in Nüremberg Germany, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (born 1677)

References

^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 313–314. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.

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Chronology

1749 - 1750 - 1751

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