John Dalton

Events

Birth

September 6, 1766

Became a math philosophy tutor at the New College in Manchester

1793

Postulated a law of thermal expansion that illustrated the heating and cooling reaction of gases to expansion and compression

1800

He explained the behavior of atoms in terms of the measurement of weight.

1800

He revealed the concept of Law of Partial Pressures.

1803

Published A New System of Chemical Philosophy

1808

Dalton published an appendix to A New System of Chemical Philosophy.

1810

Dalton served as president of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical society

1817 - July 26, 1844

Got an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the prestigious Oxford University

1832

The government granted him a pension

1833

Dalton was offered another degree, this time a Doctorate of Laws, by Edinburgh University

1834

A statue was erected in Dalton's honor

1834

Pension was doubled

1836

Dalton had a stroke

1837

Death

July 26, 1844