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.

Chemistry[edit]

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

Technology[edit]

Exploration[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 325. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  2. ^ "A Concise History of the Traction Engine". Steam Up. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 

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