Important Events Of May-24

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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit Birth Day

Birth:

  • He was born on 24 May 1686.
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Honours:

  • He was a Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker.
  • He discovered the mercury-glass thermometer in 1917.
  • He is widely known for the discovery of the Fahrenheit temperature unit.
  • As the Fahrenheit temperature unit is named by in his name.
  • A pioneer of exact thermometry,he helped lay the foundations for the era of precision thermometry by inventing the mercury-in-glass thermometer (first practical, accurate thermometer) and Fahrenheit scale (first standardized temperature scale to be widely used.

Death:

  • He died on 16 September 1736.

Alexandrina Victoria Birth Day

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Birth:

  • She was born on May 24, 1819.

Honours:

  • She was a British colonizer of Great Britain and Ireland, on the 20th of June 1837 and the first Empire of British India on 1 May 1876.
  • His reign was 63 years and 7 months.
  • A period of time that is centered on her reign is known as the Victorian period.
  • The United Kingdom became a constitutional monarchy when the Victoria administration was in charge.
  • Her time is the highlight of the industrial revolution . This has created social, economic , and technological developments in the UK. During his reign the British Empire expanded and reached its peak, and was the leading world power of the time.
  • she is called “grandmother of Europe”.
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Death:

  • She died on January 22, 1901.

Nicolaus Copernicus Memorial Day

Birth:

  • He was born on February 19, 1473 in Poland.
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Honours:

  • He is astronomer, mathematician and scientist, physician and economist.
  • Nicholas Copernicus explored that the planets were centered around the Sun.
  • He is best known as the first astronomer to posit the idea of a heliocentric solar system—a system in which the planets and planetary objects orbit the sun.
  • He is a multi-faceted member of the European Renaissance , mathematician, astronomer, lawyer, doctor of law, doctor of four languages, translator, pedophagus, artist,Catholic guru, governor, state ambassador and economist.
  • In 1517 he derived a quantity theory of money – a key concept in economics – and in 1519 he formulated an economic principle that later came to be called Gresham’s law.
  • He created a revolutionary policy based on solar eclipse and created a new development in astronomy.
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Death:

  • He died on May 24, 1543.

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