Moon Map Published by Hevelius

Johannes Hevelius (born Jan Heweliusz) from Gdansk, Poland published a moon map in the Selenographia in 1647. Galileo first made moon drawings in 1609, yet Hevelius’ map first depicted the entire detailed visible moon surface containing the lunar features we know today, Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility). Later, Italian Jesuit astronomer, Giovanni Battista Riccioli and published in the Almagestum novum in 1651.

Date:
      1647, 1609
Name(s):
      Johannes Hevelius
Occupation:
      Astronomer
Location:
      Gdansk, Poland


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Invention of Pendulum Clock

Vincenzo Galilei, the son of Galileo invented the pendulum clock in 1641. He realized the pendulum, at regular oscillation periods would make an efficient and accurate regulator of clock movement. Vincenzio’s clock design was improved upon by Dutch mathematician and astronomer, Christiaan Huygens in 1656. The weight-driven, pendulum-regulated led to smaller and less expensive wall clocks priced for the public.

Date:
      1641
Name(s):
      Christiaan Huygens
Occupation:
      Inventor
Location:
      Italy, Netherlands


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Roman Commercial Bakeries

Romans developed commercial bakeries in 200 BCE. A bakery was unearthed in the ruins of Pompeii containing the remains of bakes loaves.

Date:
      200 BCE
Location:
      Pompeii, Italy


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    In ancient Rome, the Roman government used the term Cura Annonae in honour of their … By the late 200s BCE, grain was being shipped to the city of Rome from Sicily and Sardinia. …. and then either baked the flour into bread at a home oven, a communal oven, or one of the numerous bakeries in every district of the city.
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