This maker of high accuracy chronometers that made navigation at sea accurate was born in London 25 July 1778.
At Phantassie, East Lothian, Scotland this Civil Engineer was everywhere over the UK building bridges, roads and harbours and docks, he was master of the industrial built environment. He was born on the 7 July 1761.
Born 13 June 1773, physicist and investigator of the strength and bendability of materials (Youngs Modulus) and how the surface treatment of hot objects controls how quickly they transmit heat to their surroundings.
Born this day (28 May 1774) in Sheffield, this chemist and experimenter discovered a safe way of refining sugar, that did not carry the fire risk associated with earlier methods of refining.
Military engineer born in Middlsex 20 May 1772 and inventor of the military rocket (as recorded in the American National Anthem) and the rolling ball clock.
Born 17 May 1749 at Berkley Gloucestershire, a country Doctor who make the connection between the less harmful cow pox and the dangerous small pox. His observations on milkmaids and other dairy workers that if they had cow-pox they did not get small pox. In a giant leap of faith he inoculated a farm hands son with cow pox then gave him small pox. The boy survived and inoculations have been with us since.
Born 03 May 1868 at Ochiltree, Ayrshire, Scotland. Chemist and chemical manufacturer maker of the modern day chlorine bleach.
Astronomer who first proposed from his observations of an eclipse of the sun that the moon had craters.
Designer of machines to make ships pulleys and army boots. Father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Started building the first Thames Tunnel to be finished by his son.
The Revered who invented the modern powered weaving loom.