1769 in science

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The year 1769 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

The transit is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse visible from Britain.

  • November 9 – Transit of Mercury. James Cook observes this from Mercury Bay in New Zealand.

The Planet Pluto's 8th complete orbit around the Sun from its present-day position

Chemistry[edit]

Cugnot's first steam-wagon, or fardier, of 1769.

Technology[edit]

Exploration[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica, Micropædia (15th ed.). 2002.
  2. ^ Patent 913; specification accepted January 5.
  3. ^ Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 224–225. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  4. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 325. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
  5. ^ "A Concise History of the Traction Engine". Steam Up. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  6. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 July 2020.

Deaths[edit]