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  1. Marshall Amplification — 2019-04-08 16:15:13
    …JimMarshall.jpg" class="right" title="Jim Marshall" width="300" birth_date="29/7/1923" death_date="5/4/2012" }} James Charles Marshall, OBE (1923 – 2012) was born in Acton, West [[London]], [[England]]. By the age of 14, he had given up on fo…
  2. Charlie Chaplin — 2019-01-08 01:18:05
    …ther provided no support for his children causing Chaplin to be sent to the workhouse at the age of seven. {{image url="Charles_Chaplin_young.jpg" class="right" title="A young Charlie" width="240" }} Chaplin spent his childhood going in and out o…
  3. Electric Toaster — 2018-10-12 13:33:05
    …at Sharow, near Ripon in Yorkshire, along with 19 other boys, aged between 7 and 15. One of his fellow pupils there was Charles Dodgson, better known as **Lewis Carroll**, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Cromptons many inventions enab…
  4. Nature Reserve — 2018-08-23 20:30:17
    …Nature Reserve :: {{Databox caption="Creator" Image="Waterton.jpg" Who="Charles Waterton" width="280" birth_date="3 June 1782" birth_place="Walton Hall, Wakefield" death_date="27 May 1865" death_pl…
    …ace="" }} === Charles Waterton 1820 === ~- [[CategorySociety]] {{toc}} In the 1820s Waterton, an English naturalist and explorer, built a ni…
  5. Heroin — 2018-06-27 12:59:24
    …Heroin :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="CharlesWright.jpg" Who="Charles Wright" width="400" birth_date="7/9/1844" birth_place="Southend" death_date="25/6/1894" death_place="" }} === Charles
    …Romley Alder Wright 1874 === ~-[[Medical]] Charles Wright first synthesized Diamorphine in 1874 while working at St. Mary's hospital in [[London]]. {{TOC}} Wright was se…
    …vered a more potent version of morphine by boiling anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride. == Effective == Charles tested his new drug with colleague F. M. Pierce but observations showed it was not without its own side effects. Wright…
  6. Rubber — 2018-02-14 23:42:28
    …nizing** or, making it durable. ||{{{toc}}}||{{adsense}}|| The process of vulcanising rubber is usually associated with Charles Goodyear, but the process was being used and was patented before Mr Goodyear made his 'discovery'. Thomas Hancock (178…
    …he masticating process a secret for 10 years. The advantages of the Hancock rubber masticator caught the interest of **Charles Macintosh** (1766-1843), who in 1823 had patented a process for waterproofing fabrics with naphtha-treated rubber. Hanc…
    …otect his methods. Three weeks later, on June 15, 1845, Goodyear took out a patent in the United States. Later in 1851 Charles Goodyear was awarded another patent for Improvement in the Manufacture of Indian Rubber. This was a reworking of the Ha…
  7. Computer — 2017-07-10 17:37:14
    …Computer :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="Babbage.jpg" Who="Charles Babbage" width="" birth_date="26 December 1791" birth_place="London" death_date="18 October 1871" death_place="London…
    …" }} == Computer == ~-[[CategoryInventions]]:[[CategoryTechnology]] : {{{toc}}} ===Charles Babbage 1825 === Charles Babbage (1791 – 1871) was born in [[London]], [[England]]. A mathematician, philosopher, mechanical engineer and comp…
  8. Greenwich Meridian — 2017-07-06 12:03:19
    … August 1646" birth_place="Denby, [[Derbyshire]]" death_date="31 December 1719" death_place="Surrey" }} In 1675 **King Charles II** appointed **John Flamsteed** as the first Astronomer Royal of the new Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The [[Briti…
  9. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …trical telegraph, the **Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph**, was co-developed and patented by William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone. It was beautifully simple using electromagnetism to turn five needles left or right to point to letters. T…
  10. Charles Darwin — 2017-07-05 01:07:19
    Charles Darwin :: {{Databox caption="Naturalist" Image="Charles-Darwin.jpg" Who="Charles Darwin" width="" birth_date="12 Feb 1809" birth_place="Shrewsbury" death_date="19 April 1882" death_place="" }} ==Cha…
    …rles Robert Darwin== ~-[[CategoryScience]]: Charles Darwin, born in Shrewsbury, [[Shropshire]], [[England]], established that all species of life have descended over time …
    … were similar to those he found in South America, suggesting that species adapted over time and to their environment. Charles Darwin was not the first to propose a theory of evolution but his work was so compelling it could not be ignored. == L…
  11. Pub — 2017-06-28 14:28:26
    … as ‘The Kings Arms’ ‘Royal Oak’ or ‘Queens Head’. The Royal Oak is the English oak tree within which King Charles II of England hid to escape the Roundheads following the Battle of Worcester in 1651. In fact pub signs commemorate ma…
  12. Underground Railway — 2017-06-21 14:16:27
    …lution that was holding back business. The idea of an underground system was thought up by the London City solicitor, **Charles Pearson**. {{Image url="CharlesPearson.jpg" class="right" title="Charles Pearson " width="300" }}He persuaded the City…
  13. Hypodermic Syringe — 2017-06-13 16:45:32
    …ollow needle. Alexander Wood was the first to develop a syringe with a needle fine enough to pierce the skin in 1853. Charles Gabriel Pravaz of Lyon was making a similar syringe which quickly came into use in many surgeries under the name of 'Th…
  14. Milk of Magnesia — 2017-05-27 00:07:00
    …sician to Anglesey and knighted. {{Image url="MilkofMagnesia.jpg" class="left" title="Milk of Magnesia" width="" }} == Charles Henry Phillips == Phillips an English pharmacist received a patent in 1873 for hydrate of magnesia mixed with water wh…
  15. Australia — 2017-05-23 20:11:59
    …supplies, and with 94 men aboard. Accompanying Cook were Joseph Banks, the botanist, Daniel Solander, a naturalist, and Charles Green, from the Greenwich Observatory. Cook sighted New Zealand on 6 October 1769, and landed at Poverty Bay two days …
  16. Fingerprints — 2017-05-19 16:36:52
    … dismissed at that time. {{image url="fingerprint.jpg" class="right" title="fingerprint" width="" }} Faulds wrote to [[Charles_Darwin|Charles Darwin]] with his method but, too old and ill to work on it, Darwin gave the information to his cousin,…
  17. Fish and chips — 2016-08-04 17:02:59
    …to rationing. === Tommyfield 1860 === The dish grew popular in [[London]] and South East England in the 19th century. Charles Dickens mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in //Oliver Twist//, first published in 1838, while in the north of [[England…
  18. Pool — 2016-06-23 11:10:24
    …Pool :: [[CategorySport]] == Pocket Billiards == === Charles Cotton 1647 === {{redirect page="Billiards"}}…
  19. Billiards — 2016-06-23 11:09:55
    … forms from the 15th century in Europe. But what is known is that the first book of billiard rules was in English by **Charles Cotton** in **1647**. === Charles Cotton 1647 === The game was already very popular in England with commoners and w…
  20. Crufts — 2016-05-12 15:36:53
    …Crufts :: {{Databox caption="Creator" Image="CharlesCruft.jpg" " title="Charles Cruft" width="" birth_date="28 Jun 1852" birth_place="" death_date="10 Sep 1938" death_place="Highbury" }} [[Livestock…
    …s the largest dog show in the world. {{Image url="CruftsWinner.jpg" class="left" title="Crufts Winner" width="" }} === Charles Cruft 1886 === Crufts was named after its founder, Charles Alfred Cruft, who worked as general manager for a dog biscu…
    …it manufacturer. Charles was born in 1852 Bloomsbury [[Sussex]], [[England]]. Crufts takes up more than 25 acres of the NEC Arena. It has now …

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