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

Astronomy

Ruđer Bošković's De lunae atmosphaera demonstrates the lack of atmosphere on the Moon.[1]

Botany
Species Plantarum

May 1 - Publication of Linnaeus' Species Plantarum, the start of formal scientific classification of plants.[2]

Medicine

James Lind publishes the first edition of A Treatise on the Scurvy (although it is little noticed at this time).[3]

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.[4]

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)

1753 Birth of William Nicholson

Deaths

August 6 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (born 1711)
Thomas Melvill, Scottish natural philosopher (born 1726)

References

^ Энциклопедия для детей (астрономия). Москва: Аванта+. 1998. ISBN 978-5-89501-016-7.
^ Date adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
^ Bartholemew, M. (January 2002). "James Lind and Scurvy: a revaluation". Journal for Maritime Research (National Maritime Museum).
^ Semple, George (1776). A Treatise on Building in Water. Dublin: Husband.

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Chronology

1752 - 1753 - 1754

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