First Known Electron-Beam Welder

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France Introduces Dijon Mustard

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John Jeffries

John Jeffries (5 February 1745 – 16 September 1819) was a Boston physician, scientist, and a military surgeon with the British Army in Nova Scotia and New York during the American Revolution. He is best known for accompanying Jean-Pierre Blanchard on his 1785 balloon flight across the English Channel.

Jeffries is credited with being among America’s first weather observers. He began taking daily weather measurements in 1774 in Boston, as well as taking weather observations in a balloon over London in 1784. National Weatherperson’s Day is celebrated in his honor on 5 February, his birthday. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds a collection of his papers, including a letter he dropped from the balloon during his historic flight, considered the oldest piece of airmail in existence.

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Name(s):
      John Jeffries
Occupation:
      Physician
     Surgeon
Birth:
      February 5, 1745
Boston, MA, USA
Death:
      September 16, 1819
      Boston, MA, USA
Spouse:
      Hannah Jeffries
(m. 1787)
Known for:
      The Balloon
Education:
      Harvard College (1763),
      University of Aberdeen,
      Harvard College,
      Harvard University


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William Franklin Sends First Airmail Letter

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France Founded First Veterinary School

France founded the first veterinary school in 1762.

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Silver Amalgam Fillings Invented in France

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Robert de Boron

Robert de Boron (also spelled in the manuscripts “Bouron”, “Beron”) was a French poet of the late 12th and early 13th centuries who is most notable as the author of the poems Joseph d’Arimathe and Merlin. Though little is known about him outside of the poems he allegedly wrote, his works and their subsequent prose redactions impacted later incarnations of the Arthurian legend and its prose cycles, particularly due to his Christian backstory for the Holy Grail, originally an element of Chrétien de Troyes’s famously-unfinished Perceval.

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Name(s):
      Robert de Boron
Occupation:
      French poet
Birth:
      Boron, Territoire de Belfort, France


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