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What Happened on January 19, 1736

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Person of interestJames Watt

James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer and chemist (steam engine), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1819)

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt
  • Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel, Dutch Grand Pensionary of Zeeland and Holland (1787-95)
1736 Highlights

About January 19, 1736

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 284 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn