1689 in science
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- Pierre Magnol publishes Prodromus historiae generalis plantarum, in quo familiae plantarum per tabulas disponuntur ("Precursor to a general history of plants, in which the families of plants are arranged in tables") in Montpellier, the first example of a natural classification of plant families based on morphological characteristics.
- Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, a pioneer of the study of karst in Slovenia (and Fellow of the Royal Society of London) introduces the word karst to European scholars, describing the phenomenon of underground flows of rivers in his account of Lake Cerknica.
- Walter Harris publishes De Morbis Acutis Infantum in London; it remains a standard textbook on pediatrics for nearly a century.
- A centrifugal pump is invented by Denis Papin.
- Physician and collector Hans Sloane develops a milk chocolate drink in Jamaica.
- The first US newspaper, Publick Occurrences Both Forreign & Domestick, is printed in Massachusetts.
- The earliest known English breech-loading rifle is built by Willmore, who was apprenticed to Foad.
- Isaac Newton becomes a Member of Parliament.
- Godfrey Kneller paints a portrait of Isaac Newton at age 46.
- Aiello, T. (2003). "Pierre Magnol: His life and works". Magnolia: the Journal of the Magnolia Society 38 (74): 1–10.
- Larsen, Paul (2003), Scientific accounts of a vanishing lake: Janez Valvasor, Lake Cerknica and the New Philosophy
- Annals of Medicine 2 (1919): 228–40.