In 1748 John Playfair, Scotish polymath and mathematician was born.
Hershel discovered the planet Uranus on this day. He always worked with his sister Caroline.
On this day for January to March
Born on this day;
1st—Archibald Cochrane  and Henry Cort (DOB uncertain) .
2nd—Charles Hatchett .
4th—Robert Mylne .
11th—Joseph Huddart  and Jeremy Bentham .
19th—James Watt .
23rd—William Jessop 1745].
2nd—Peter Dollond .
11th—Henry Fourdrinier .
12th—Sir Joseph Banks .
16th—Lord Thomas Dundus .
17th—James Ivory .
21st—Francis Ronalds .
March (so far)
6th—Davies Giddy Gilbert .
I have updated the reading list.
Well not quite, but a few changes to make it easier to navigate and some updates of info already there in draft form.