When Edison's generator was coupled with Watt's steam engine, large scale
electricity generation became a practical proposition. James Watt, the Scottish inventor
of the steam condensing engine, was born in 1736. His improvements to steam engines were
patented over a period of 15 years, starting in 1769 and his name was given to the
electric unit of power, the Watt.
The author of the BIBLIOTHECA BRITANNICA, and of several medical
One man brought Rochester, Carroll and Fitzhugh to the Genesee Valley.
Williamsburgh owed its existence to one man. The New York State towns and
cities of Sodus, Geneva, Bath, Caledonia and Lyons also owed their
presence to one man. Charles Williamson.
An eminent divine, and author of several well known religious works.
Born 1723. Clergyman born in Gifford, East Lothian. Minister at Beith, then
Paisley. Emigrated to U.S.A. in 1768 to become President of Princeton University (then the
College of New Jersey). He taught and influenced many future leaders of the US. Helped
frame the US Declaration of Independence and was one of the signatories. Also coined the
The faithful and laborious author of the
"History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland."
Scottish physician Alexander Wood introduced the hypodermic syringe in 1853.
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