1700 in science
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- January 26 (approx. 9 p.m.) – Cascadia earthquake: A gigantic earthquake rips across the present-day west coast of Canada and the United States along the Cascadia subduction zone over more than 600 miles (966 km) from Vancouver Island to Cape Mendocino. The magnitude of the earthquake is estimated as between 8.7 and 9.2. There is no direct written documentation of the event; however, the Orphan Tsunami, which it triggers, hits Japan approximately 10 hours later, flooding fields and washing away houses.
- Nicolas Andry publishes De la génération des vers dans les corps de l'homme, a pioneering text in the germ theory of disease.
- Bernardino Ramazzini publishes De Morbis Artificum Diatriba in Modena, a pioneering text in occupational medicine.
- approx. date – The clarinet might have been invented by the German flute maker Johann Christoph Denner as a modification of the chalumeau, but it will not be until the late 18th century that composers include clarinets into their orchestrations.
- The piano, newly invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori, is listed in an inventory of musical instruments owned by the Medici.
- February 8 – Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (died 1782)
- November 19 – Jean-Antoine Nollet, French clergyman and physicist (died 1770)
- November 28 – Nathaniel Bliss, English astronomer (died 1764)
- May 22 – Louis Jolliet, Canadian explorer (born 1645)
- Undated – Kamalakara, Indian astronomer and mathematician (born 1616)
- Gurney, Alan (1997). Below the Convergence: Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839. New York: Norton. ISBN 0-393-03949-8.
- "The Great Cascadia Earthquake of 26 January AD 1700". USGS. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
- Gee, Henry (2004). Jacob's Ladder: the History of the Human Genome. New York: W. W. Norton. pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0-393-05083-7.
- McKinney, Roger W. "A Short History". Clarinet Compendium. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (August 2004). "Berlin Academy of Science". MacTutor History of Mathematics. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2008.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (November 1999). "William Braikenridge". MacTutor History of Mathematics. Retrieved 2008-01-04.
- McConnell, Anita (2004). "Martine, George (1700–1741)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/18227. Retrieved 2014-11-02. (subscription or UK public library membership required)