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  • 3-4-1675

    John Flamsteed appointed as the first Astronomer Royal of Britain by King Charles II. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich was built at this time and Flamsteed began making observations there in 1676.

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    John Flamsteed
  • 3-4-1801

    Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States. During his two terms in office he repeatedly sponsored governmental support of science for the common good.

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    Thomas Jefferson
  • 3-4-1822

    Jules Lissajous born in Versailles, France. He devised ways to see sound waves.

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    Jules Antoine Lissajous

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