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  1. Stevenson Screen — 2019-08-09 15:47:57
    … weather station was invented by the British engineer and meteorologist Sir Thomas Stevenson (1818-1887), the father of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Stevenson Screen is the standard used by the World Meteorological Organization. The screens cont…
  2. Zoo — 2019-05-29 17:57:12
    …s Stamford Raffles (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) along with the Marquess of Lansdowne, Lord Auckland, Sir Humphry Davy, Robert Peel, Joseph Sabine, Nicholas Aylward Vigors and other nobility. {{Image url="ZSL_Logo.png" class="right" title="ZSL L…
  3. Marshall Amplification — 2019-04-08 16:15:13
    … invited to add his hand prints to the **Rock Hall of Fame **in Hollywood alongside the instrument pioneers Leo Fender, Robert Moog, Les Paul and Bill Ludwig. He was appointed OBE for his services to music and charity in 2003. <<{{amazonad}}<<…
  4. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …imal husbandry and stock breeding. ---- Stephenson died on 12 August 1848 in Chesterfield in Derbyshire. His only son Robert was also a railway engineer and worked with his father on many of his projects. {{image url="TrainFlyingScotsman.jpg" c…
    …ine between coal mines and his canal: //The Stourbridge Lion// from Foster, Rastrick, and Co., and the //America// from Robert Stephenson and Co. The trains arrived in the United States by August 1829, at which time Allen became the first person …
  5. IVF — 2018-08-08 09:39:25
    …e="9 June 1913" birth_place="Oxford" width="200" death_date="21 March 1988" death_place="Canterbury" }}||{{Databox who="Robert Geoffrey Edwards" birth_date="27 September 1925" birth_place="Batley" death_date="10 April 2013" death_place="England"…
    …1977 === /* event_date="25 July 1978" First baby conceived by IVF is born */ **Patrick Christopher Steptoe** and **Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards** along with their nurse-technician, **Jean Purdy** successfully carried out a pioneering conception w…
  6. Underwater Tunnel — 2018-07-23 22:04:41
    …e Thames. - 1799, Ralph Dodd (c. 1756-1822) was the first person to try but water leaks foiled the attempt. - 1805, Robert Vazie (b.1758) and Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) tried but water ingress and poor ground conditions led to the works b…
  7. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …uly 1780** in the home of a Mrs Meredith. Within a short time several more schools opened in [[Gloucestershire]]. Soon Robert Raikes and Reverend Thomas Stock had 100 children ages 6 to 14 attending their Sunday schools. Even though the children…
    … were taught only one day a week, their behavior began to improve. Robert waited a few years to see if **Sunday schools** were a success. He then printed a story about the new Sunday schools. B…
    …efore too long, around 4,000 new Sunday schools were started in towns all over [[England]]. Robert even used his printing press to publish reading books, spelling books, Bible study books, and copies of the Scriptures …
    …tely 25 percent of the population. They were the forerunners of the current English state school system. {{Image url="Robert-raikes-house.jpg" class="left" title="Robert Raikes house Gloucester, now a Public House" width="400" }} == World wide …
  8. Light Bulb — 2017-11-08 12:25:58
    …for "a filament of carbon of high resistance" was valid. Unfortunately further research exposed in A Streak of Luck by Robert Conot (1979), also shows that Edison and his attorneys hid significant information from the judge. They cut out the Oct…
  9. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …Radar :: {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="Robertwatsonwatt.jpg" Who="Robert Watson-Watt" width="" birth_date="13/4/1892" birth_place="Brechin" death_date="5/12/1973" death_place="Scotland" }} ===…
    Robert Watson-Watt 1935 === ~- [[CategoryInventions]]::[[CategoryScience]]:: Watson-Watt invented **RADAR** for the detection…
  10. Charles Darwin — 2017-07-05 01:07:19
    …in" width="" birth_date="12 Feb 1809" birth_place="Shrewsbury" death_date="19 April 1882" death_place="" }} ==Charles Robert Darwin== ~-[[CategoryScience]]: Charles Darwin, born in Shrewsbury, [[Shropshire]], [[England]], established that all …
  11. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …lectric Construction Corporation. == First mention == Even earlier the very first electric car was made by Scotsman** Robert Anderson ** around 1835 but at this time electric motors were in their infancy and the power would have been poor. =…
  12. Scouts — 2017-06-15 01:16:10
    …Scouts :: {{Databox caption="Creator" Image="Badenpowell.jpg" Who="Lord Robert Baden-Powell" width="" birth_date="22 February 1857" birth_place="London" death_date="8 January 1941" death_place="Ken…
    …ya" }} === Lord Robert Baden-Powell 1907 === ~-[[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategorySociety]] Baden-Powell created the **Scout** movement in Augu…
    …st 1907. He was born **Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell** at 9 Stanhope Street, Paddington in [[London]], was a decorated soldier, talented artis…
  13. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …he Romans. But the sparkle was added much later. == Superior Bottles and Corks == A retired British Admiral, '''Sir Robert Mansell''', while searching for a way to make coloured glass, he had invented a manufacturing process incorporating th…
    …enough to contain the high pressures generated, and so exploding bottles were an occupational hazard of winemaking. Sir Robert Mansell obtained a monopoly on glass production in England in the early 17th century and industrialised the process; hi…
  14. Police — 2017-05-22 22:57:53
    … 4 inspectors and 144 constables. It was to be controlled from Scotland Yard, and answerable to the Home Secretary. Sir Robert Peel had already established the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1812, and it had proved to be a great success. >>{{Image …
    …eople because of the way soldiers had been used to smash protests. The only weapon was a '''truncheon'''. ::c:: == Sir Robert Peel's NINE PRINCIPLES for the police == >>{{Image url="Police_helmet_Badge.jpg" width="200" }}>> ---- ~1) The basic m…
  15. Colgate — 2017-04-25 16:07:51
    …y 25, 1783. {{Image url="ColgateDentalCream.jpg" class="left" title="Colgate Dental Cream" width="" }} Williams father Robert Colgate (1758–1826) was an English farmer and politician. He was also a sympathiser with the American War of Independ…
  16. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …design of internal combustion engine using "heavy oil" as a fuel. ~i)1794:The earliest mention of an oil engine was by Robert Street, in his English patent no. 1983. ~i)1823: Samuel Brown patented the first internal combustion engine to be appli…
  17. National Trust — 2016-06-23 16:14:23
    …tional-trust-logo.gif" class="left" title="national trust logo" width="250" }} == Octavia Hill, Canon Rawnsley and Sir Robert Hunter == {{Image url="OctaviaHill.jpg" class="right" title="Octavia Hill" width="180" }} Octavia campaigned against bu…
    …on of railways in the English Lake District. Here she met and gained support from **Canon Rawnsley**, Ruskin and **Sir Robert Hunter** who was solicitor to the **Commons Preservation Society**. On 16 November **1893**, Hill, Hunter and Rawnsley …
  18. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …ridge 1779 == {{Image url="Ironbridge.jpg" title="World's First Iron Bridge 1779" class="left" width="500" }} ::c:: == Robert Forester Mushet (1811 - 1891) == {{Image url="Robert_Forester_Mushet.jpg" class="right" width="200" }} Mushet was an En…
    …ril 8, 1811, in Coleford, [[Gloucestershire]]. He was the youngest son of Agnes Wilson and David Mushet, an ironmaster. Robert spent his formative years studying metallurgy with his father. In '''1856''' Mushet found an inexpensive way to make h…
  19. Tank — 2016-05-16 11:27:53
    …chard Hornsby & Sons** was an [[Internal_Combustion_Engine | engine]] manufacturer. Hornsby's chief engineer , **David Roberts**, developed a **Caterpillar track** system for vehicles that was **patented in 1904**. This was demonstrated to the B…
  20. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    … }} ::c:: == Or even earlier == This was not the first time someone had tried making inflatable tyres. Another Scot, Robert William Thomson had patented the idea in 1846 (Dunlop was unaware of this patent). …

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