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  1. Radio — 2020-08-09 19:56:54
    …Toc}} The invention of communication by radio waves had a long history with many scientists contributing. == 1864 == James Clerk Maxwell showed mathematically that electromagnetic waves could propagate through free space. == 1886 == Heinrich…
    …rconi gained a patent on the system in 1896. Marconi was born in Bologna on 25 April 1874, his **Irish** mother, Annie Jameson was the daughter of Andrew Jameson of Daphne Castle in County Wexford, [[Ireland]] and granddaughter of John Jameson,…
    … founder of whiskey distillers **Jameson & Sons**. Between the ages of two and six Marconi was brought up by his mother in the English town of Bedford. In It…
  2. Milk of Magnesia — 2020-08-09 19:55:03
    …Milk of Magnesia :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="Sir_James_Murray.png" Who="Sir James Murray" width="300" Born="1788" birth_place="Culnady" Died="1871" death_place="Dublin" }} === Sir James Murray 1809…
    … === ~-[[Medical]]::[[1800s]] James Murray born in [[Ireland]] created his //Fluid Magnesia// that came to be known as **Milk of Magnesia**. {{Toc}} The …
    …arbonates and silicates, which when treated with sulphuric acid could be used as an artificial fertiliser. {{Image url="JamesMurrayPlaque.jpg" class="right" title="James Murray Plaque" width="" }} == Honour == In 1829, Sir James Murray used a …
  3. Bungee Jumping — 2020-08-07 08:15:14
    …us Sports == **David Kirke, Chris Baker of **Bristol**, Simon Keeling, Tim Hunt** (brother of F1 champion racing driver James) and **Alan Weston** were members of the **Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club** who were dedicated to formal dress…
  4. Carbonated water — 2020-08-07 08:13:42
    …riestly didn’t try to market the process commercially he did give the method and ingredients to [[Australia | Captain James Cook]] on his second voyage to the Pacific, in hope of its ability to alleviate scurvy. Unfortunately this didn't work…
  5. Petroleum — 2020-02-14 18:46:54
    …Petroleum :: {{Databox caption="Discoveror" Image="JamesYoung.jpg" Who="James Young" width="" birth_date="13 July 1811" birth_place="Glasgow" death_date="13 May 1883" death_place="Wemyss Bay" }} …
    …[[CategoryIndustry]]>[[CategoryTransport]]=== James Young 1850 === {{Toc}} James Young (1811-1883) was a chemist from Glasgow, [[Scotland]]. In 1847 he noticed a natural petroleum seepage in the Riddi…
    …s and house fires. The Scottish oil industry continued to fight a fierce battle against the American product. In 1865 James Young bought out his business partners and a year later formed **Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Co.**…
  6. DNA — 2019-06-01 23:11:41
    …in the [[Pub | Eagle pub]] in Cambridge, **Francis Crick** interrupted the patrons' lunchtime to announce that he and **James Watson** had **"discovered the secret of life"**. /* event_date="28 February 1953" The discovery of DNA */ {{{toc}}} …
    …, North Wairarapa, New Zealand and died of cancer on the 6th October, 2004. Born of Irish parents, {{Datetext text=" 'James Dewey Watson' was born " event_date="April 6, 1928" }} in Chicago, Illinois. {{Datetext text=" 'Francis Harry Compton…
    …ing the unit up to date on what she had achieved so far. In it she presented the A and B form data. In the audience was James Watson. {{image url="Dnafour.jpg" }} After the seminar Watson caught the train back to '''Cambridge University''' an…
  7. Vitamins — 2019-06-01 23:10:23
    …mine. Later on the word was shortened to "vitamin." <<{{amazonad}}<< ::c:: == Even Earlier in 1753 == {{image url="Lind_james.jpg" class="right" title="James Lind" width="" }} **James Lind** (1716 in Edinburgh – 1794 in Gosport) was the pionee…
    …es). But Lind had made the link between vitamins and health almost 200 years before Fletcher. /* event_date="May 1747" James Lind conducted the first clinical trial to confirm that citrus fruits could cure scurvy. */ == Links == [[http://munksr…
  8. Marshall Amplification — 2019-04-08 16:15:13
    …mage="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 …
  9. Reflecting Telescope — 2019-02-19 15:29:12
    …anor house in [[Lincolnshire]], [[England]]. Others had experimented with the idea of a reflecting telescope including James Gregory but had not manufactured a working version. Early telescopes, like those used by Galileo, consisted of glass le…
  10. Cyclonic Vacuum Cleaner — 2018-11-17 15:12:06
    … and in 1986 start to sell the G-Force. It was only available on the Japanese market and not sold under the Dyson name. James later used the money he earned from the G-Force to start up the UK Dyson company {{Image url="Dyson_G-Force.jpg" clas…
  11. James Bond — 2018-10-10 01:11:15
    James Bond :: {{Databox caption="Creator" Image="Sirianfleming.jpg" Who="Ian Fleming" width="300" birth_date="28 May 1908" b…
    …e trial in Russia. Ian Fleming's first biographer, John Pearson, has identified 15 January 1952 as the "birth date" of James Bond and reports that CASINO ROYALE was finished on 18 March. [[http://www.ianflemingcentre.com| Ian Fleming]] == Ja…
    …ning 26 films over a 50 year period. {{Image url="Drnono.jpg" class="left" title="Promotion for Dr No. Sean Connery as James Bond" }} Sean Connery brought Ian Fleming's character '''James Bond''' to life in '''"Dr No"''' back in '''1962'''. …
  12. Motor Racing Circuit — 2018-05-20 20:38:53
    …g//'. The aero-engined racing cars, were built with the help of engineer **Clive Gallop** in the 1920s. They inspired [[James_bond| Ian Fleming]] to write the children's book that became a film and stage musical **Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang**. {{Im…
  13. Light Bulb — 2017-11-08 12:25:58
    …to incandescence. - 1802 Humphry Davy used huge batteries to pass current through a thin strips of platinum. - 1835, James Bowman Lindsay demonstrated a constant electric light at a public meeting in Dundee, Scotland. - 1840, Warren de la Ru…
  14. PIN — 2017-07-11 00:37:33
    …PIN :: == Personal Identification Number == ~-[[CategoryTechnology]] {{Databox Image="JamesGoodfellow.jpg" title="James Goodfellow" width="350" Born="1937" Birth_place="Paisley [[Scotland ]]" death_date="now" }} The Personal Identificatio…
    …n Number was invented by Goodfellow in 1966 to secure cash ATM machines. Referred to as the 'Chip & PIN' system. === James Goodfellow 1966 === James Goodfellow OBE was born in Paisley, [[Scotland]] in 1937. During the 1960’s saw the trend…
  15. Vaccination — 2017-07-09 10:30:27
    …e="Infant with smallpox" width="250" }} On 14 May **1796** he carried out his now famous experiment on eight-year-old** James Phipps**. Sarah Nelmes, a dairymaid, confirmed that one of her **Gloucester cows** called **Blossom**, had recently ha…
  16. Horlicks — 2017-07-08 21:35:20
    …dler. == Brewing == {{Image url="HorlicksGranary.jpg" class="left" title="Horlicks Granary in Ruardean" width="400" }}James Horlick snr was also involved in brewing and James junior was curious if a malted drink would be suitable for infants. …
    …rlick had emigrated to Racine in the USA in 1844. He took a trip back to England in 1869 and, while visiting his cousin James at Ruardean, persuaded 24 year old William Horlick to return to America with him. James decided to join him in 1873. T…
    …nt in 1883. == Back home == {{Image url="HorlicksAdvert.jpg" class="right" title="Horlicks Advert" width="" }} In 1890 James went back to London to set up an office there to manage importing their product from the States. By 1906 the UK demand …
    …was large enough to justify Horlicks establishing its own plant. James Horlick bought a green field site in Slough from Eton College, the building was operational in 1908. The entire project…
  17. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …the detection of enemy aircraft in 1935. Born April 13, 1892 in Brechin in Angus, [[Scotland]], he was a descendant of James Watt, the famous engineer and inventor of the practical steam engine. ||{{{toc}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="B0006AVL…
  18. Pub — 2017-06-28 14:28:26
    …ing to visitors. The most common name for a pub today is **‘The Red Lion’**. The name originates from the time of **James VI** of Scotland when he ascended the English throne in 1603. He ordered that the heraldic red lion of Scotland be disp…
  19. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …" width="200px" }}||{{ Image url="volleyball.jpg" width="180px" }}|| || Net Ball / Basket Ball || Volley Ball || Dr. James Naismith devised the indoor game of Basketball with 13 rules. Interestingly rule 3 states: ^^3. A player cannot run wi…
  20. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …gton 1810 === In the early 1800s Arthur Wellesley, then Viscount Wellington, asked his shoemaker, Mr George Hoby of St James's Street, [[London]], to make a boot which was easier to wear with the new trousers. {{Image url="DukeWellingtonBoots…
  21. Blood transfusion — 2017-05-23 21:23:32
    …Blood transfusion :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="JamesBlundell.jpg" Who="James Blundell " width="" birth_date="27 December 1790" birth_place="Holborn" death_date="15 January 1878" death_place="Lon…
    …don" }} [[Medical]]=== James Blundell 1818 === Dr. James Blundell ( 1791 Holborn, [[London]], [[England]] – 1878) performed the first successful transfusion of human blood to…
  22. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …m. Gainsborough believed that Watt had used his ideas for the invention, but there is no proof of this. ::c:: == Enter James Watt == {{Image url="Watt.jpg" class="right" width="" title="James Watt" }} Watt, together with his business partner **…
    … powered by Watt’s engines, driving the **Industrial Revolution**. The term '**watt**' in electricity is named after James Watt to describe the power produced. And he coined the term **horsepower** when describing his engines saying that they…
  23. Australia — 2017-05-23 20:11:59
    …"Captain Cook" birth_date="7 November 1728" Place="Marton in [[Yorkshire]]" death_date="14 February 1779" }} Captain James Cook was a remarkable navigator born in [[Yorkshire]]. He discovered the East coast of Australia in **1770**. == HMS E…
  24. Fingerprints — 2017-05-19 16:36:52
    …Fingerprints :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="William_James_Herschel.jpg" Who="William James Herschel" width="" birth_date="09 Jan 1833" birth_place="Slough" death_date="24 Oct 1917" death_place="" }} [[Category…
    …Inventions]]>[[CategoryScience]]== Forensic Fingerprints == {{toc}} === Sir William James Herschel 1858 === Herschel (1833-1917) was one of the first to advocate the use of fingerprinting in the identificatio…
  25. Thriller — 2017-05-19 15:12:25
    … songs == ~George Benson - 'Give Me The Night', 'Love X Love'. ~Michael ""McDonald"" - 'Sweet Freedom'. ~Patti Austin & James Ingram - 'Baby Come To Me'. ~James Ingram & Michael ""McDonald"" - 'Yah Mo Be There'. ~Quincy Jones - 'Razzamatazz'…
  26. Vacuum Flask — 2017-05-02 15:07:40
    …Vacuum Flask :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="James-dewar.jpg" Who="James" width="" birth_date="20 September 1842" birth_place="Kincardine" death_date="27 March 1923" death_place="London" }} […
    …[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategoryDomestic]] === James Dewar 1904 === The vacuum flask was invented by the Scottish physicist James Dewar (1842-1923) was also a brilliant …
  27. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    …others 1885 === ~-[[CategoryDomestic]]>[[CategoryFood]] In 1885 brothers **William Hesketh Lever** (1851–1925) and **James Darcy Lever** (1854–1916) formed the British manufacturing company Lever Brothers. == Beginings == The Lever brothe…
    …rs were born in Bolton [[England]]. William & James worked in their fathers small grocery business. A local Bolton chemist, **William Hough Watson**, had invented a new p…
  28. Procter Gamble — 2016-07-28 14:08:46
    …aveling down the Ohio River, Mrs. Procter became ill and died a few months after their arrival in Cincinnati. ::c:: == James Gamble == {{Image url="JamesGamble.jpg" class="right" title="James Gamble" width="200" }} /* event_date="3 April 1803" …
    James Gamble was born in Ireland */ Gamble was born 3rd April 1803 in Enniskillen, [[Ireland]]. He was educated at Portora …
  29. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …her to ban it or to condemn those playing it. The first documented mention is in Edinburgh on 6th March 1457, when King James II banned ‘ye golf’, in an attempt to encourage archery practice, which was being neglected. Golf in its early day…
    …hat included a portable net that could be set up on a table, a small ball covered with netting, and miniature paddles. James Gibb, an Englishman who visited the United States in 1900, brought some hollow celluloid balls home and began playing i…
  30. Whisky — 2016-05-26 10:22:03
    …hisky. == Enter the Thirsty Monks == {{Image url="WhiskyJohnCor.jpg" class="right" title="Friar John Cor" width="" }} James IV of Scotland (r. 1488–1513) had a great liking for Scotch whisky and in **1494 Friar John Cor** received permission…
    … to produce ‘water of life’ from King James IV, making **Lindores Abbey** the (unofficial) birthplace of Scotch whisky. But it was still a mainly monastic produc…
  31. Marmalade — 2016-05-20 09:14:51
    …rl="Mackays-dundeeorangemarmalade.jpg" class="right" title="Mackays Dundee orange marmalade" width="300" }} {{toc}} === James & Janet Keiller ~1780 === The style of marmalade that we are familiar with today started in Dundee [[Scotland]]. **Jam…
    …ler" width="300" }} The Scots moved marmalade to the breakfast table, and in the 19th century the English followed. James Boswell remarks that he and Samuel Johnson were offered it at breakfast in Scotland in 1773. When American writer Louis…
  32. Golf — 2016-03-10 15:18:45
    …her to ban it or to condemn those playing it. The first documented mention is in Edinburgh on 6th March 1457, when King James II banned ‘ye golf’, in an attempt to encourage archery practice, which was being neglected. Golf in its early day…

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