Regarded as the founder of modern physical science.
September 6, 1766 CE - July 26, 1844 CE
Learned air is not a chemical solvent.
February 12, 1809 CE
discovered "The Darwin Theory of Evolution."
August 16, 1832 CE - August 31, 1920 CE
Established the first psychology lab.
study sexology and made the Kinsey Scale which ranges from 0 to 6, where 0 is exclusively heterosexual and 6 is exclusively homosexual; a rating of X, for asexual, was later added by Kinsey's associates.
5 Scientific Events
First atom bomb dropped
August 6, 1945
U.S. drops atomic bomb on Japan; World War II ends 8 days later
U.S. tests hydrogen bomb
Television becomes increasingly common.
Birth Control Approved
Food and Drug Administration approves birth control pill for general use
Apple introduces Apple II, the first prominent personal computer
Edward Jenner, an English country doctor, performs the first vaccination against smallpox
1842 - 1846
Several scientists discover that certain chemicals can be used as anesthetics, making it possible to perform surgery without pain.
Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovers X-rays as he conducts experiments with the radiation from cathode rays
Frederick Hopkins and others discover that some diseases are caused by deficiencies of certain nutrients, later called vitamins.
Austrian biologist Karl Landsteiner and his group discover four blood groups and develop a system of classification. Knowledge of the different blood types is crucial to performing safe blood transfusions, now a common practice.
December 31, 1514 - October 15, 1564
dissects human corpses, revealing detailed information about human anatomy and correcting earlier views.
April 1, 1578 - June 3, 1657
discovers that blood circulates through the body and names the heart as the organ responsible for pumping the blood
June 14, 1868 - June 26, 1943
discovered blood group, which helps in safe blood transfusions
August 6, 1881 - March 11, 1955
discovers penicillin, then Howard Florey and Boris Chain isolate and purify the compound, producing the first antibiotic.
October 30, 1895 - April 24, 1964
discovers that Prontosil, an orange-red dye, cures infections caused by the common bacteria streptococci.
Inca Civil War
1529 - 1532
Andreas Vesalius dissects human corpses, revealing detailed information about human anatomy and correcting earlier views.
First English Civil War
1642 - 1646
American Revolutionary War
1775 - 1783
The French Revolution
1789 - 1799
1803 - 1815
First Opium War
1839 - 1842
General anesthetics are found
1899 - 1901
The Great War (WWI)
1914 - 1918
Chinese Civil War
1927 - 1949
World War II
1939 - 1945
First Atom Bomb dropped
1950 - 1953
U.S. test first hydrogen bomb
1953 - 1959
TV becomes widely used
1955 - 1975
Birth Control Approved for general use. Mac produces first succesful personal computer.