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The year 1770 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Biology

Arthur Young publishes A Course of Experimental Agriculture in England.

Chemistry

Benjamin Rush publishes Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on Chemistry in Philadelphia, the first chemistry textbook in North America.

Mathematics

Lagrange discusses representations of integers by general algebraic forms; produces a tract on elimination theory; publishes his first paper on the general process for solving an algebraic equation of any degree via Lagrange resolvents; and proves Bachet's theorem that every positive integer is the sum of four squares.

Medicine

January - Outbreak of Russian plague of 1770-1772.
October 18 - Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England, admits its first patients.[1]

Paleontology

The fossilised bones of a huge animal (later identified as a Mosasaur) are found in a quarry near Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Technology

July - James Hargreaves obtains a British patent for the spinning jenny.[2]

Awards

Copley Medal: William Hamilton

Births

April 9 - Thomas Johann Seebeck, Baltic German physicist (d. 1831)
William Nicol, Scottish geologist (d. 1851)

Deaths

April 25 - Abbé Jean-Antoine Nollet, French physicist (b. 17)0)
September 9 - Bernhard Siegfried Albinus, German-born anatomist in Holland (b. 1697)
December 5 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (b. 1692)

References

^ Hibbert, Christopher (1988). "Radcliffe Infirmary". The Encyclopædia of Oxford. London: Macmillan. pp. 352–3. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
^ Harling, Nick. "James Hargreaves c1720-1778". Cotton Town. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-21.

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Chronology

1769 - 1770 - 1771

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