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On March 5, 1770, a small detachment of British
soldiers fired into a crowd of about 400
Bostonians, killing three and wounding eight.
was the first to suggest a connection between the
aurora borealis and changes in the magnetic field
of the Earth, and helped determine that the Earth
is not a perfect sphere. He is most remembered
today, however, for the temperature scale which
bears his name.
was originally meant to only demarcate the
boundaries between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and
Delaware, but has since come to be a symbol for
the division between North and South.
was the first woman astronomer to earn a salary
for her services to science, acquire honors, and
be accepted into scientific organizations.
is one of the most critically endangered
crocodilians in the world, with fewer than 6,000
believed to be in the wild. It is only found in
two swamps, both in Cuba.
The northernmost county of New
Jersey, Sussex County has an area of 70.59 square
miles and a population of approximately 149,200.
The county seat is Newton.
commanded two voyages into the waters between
northern Asia and North America, proving that the
two continents are not linked by land and
charting much of the southern coast of Alaska
along the way.
was awarded 24 patents in his lifetime. His
inventions included a machine for making carpet
tacks, a steam-powered car, and a machine for
bending wood. The invention for which he is best
known is a wood lathe capable of creating
irregularly shaped objects.
Formed in 1959, The Ventures gained national fame
with "Walk, Don't Run," which peaked at
#2 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1960. Since
then they have charted no fewer than 14 singles
and 38 albums, making them the most successful
instrumental rock group of all time.
Fought on January 3, 1777, George Washington's
success at Princeton allowed the Americans to
regain control of New Jersey, and greatly
improved their morale.