Shelley, Frankenstein


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Mar 2008
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[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1745- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Ewald Jürgen Georg von Kleist develops the first capacitor, the Leyden jar.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1750- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Joseph Black describes latent heat.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1751- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Benjamin Franklin demonstrates that lightning is electrical.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1761- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mikhail Lomonosov discovers the atmosphere of Venus.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1763- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Thomas Bayes publishes the first version of Bayes’s theorem, paving the way for Bayesian probability.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1771- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Charles Messier publishes catalog of astronomical objects (Messier Objects), now known to include galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1778- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Antoine Lavoisier and Joseph Priestley discover oxygen, leading to the end of phlogiston theory.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1780- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Luigi Galvani makes the legs of dead frogs twitch by connecting them to an electrical current, discovering what we call bioelectricity.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1781- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]William Herschel announces discovery of Uranus, expanding the known boundaries of the solar system for the first time in modern history.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1785- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]William Withering publishes the first definitive account of the use of foxglove (digitalis) for treating dropsy.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1787- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Jacques Charles develops the law of ideal gas.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1789- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Antoine Lavoisier develops the law of conservation of mass, a beginning of modern chemistry.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1796- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Georges Cuvier establishes extinction as a fact.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1796- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Edward Jenner provides an historical accounting of smallpox.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1797- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin is born in London on August 30.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1797- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary’s mother dies at age thirty-eight, ten days after giving birth to Mary.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1800- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Alessandro Volta discovers electrochemical series and invents the battery.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1800- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]William Herschel discovers infrared radiation.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1802- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Jean-Baptiste Lamarck defines teleological evolution.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1804- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Hanaoka Seishū conducts first operation using general anesthesia.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1805- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]John Dalton explains atomic theory in chemistry.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1812- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Humphry Davy publishes [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Elements of Chemical Philosophy[/FONT][FONT=&quot]; knighted the same year.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1814- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley leave England to live together in France but return a month later when they run out of money.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1815- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary gives birth to a daughter prematurely, and the infant dies at six weeks of age.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1816- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]A son, William, is born to Mary and Percy Shelley in January;[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Mary has visions of her novel, [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Frankenstein[/FONT][FONT=&quot]; Mary’s half-sister commits suicide; Percy’s first wife commits suicide by drowning; Mary and Percy wed at the end of the year.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1817- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary finishes writing [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Frankenstein [/FONT][FONT=&quot]and gives birth to daughter Clara.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1818- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Frankenstein [/FONT][FONT=&quot]is published in three volumes with no author identified, but the name “Shelley” appears on the spine of the book, and people think Percy wrote it; daughter Clara dies.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1819- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Son William dies; Mary finishes the novella [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mathilda[/FONT][FONT=&quot]; Mary gives birth to son Percy Florence.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1820- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Hans Christian Orsted discovers that a current passed through a wire will deflect the needle of a compass, thus establishing a deep relationship between electricity and magnetism (electromagnetism).[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1822- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary almost dies from miscarriage; Percy drowns one month before he would have been thirty.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1823- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]The second edition of [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Frankenstein [/FONT][FONT=&quot]is published.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1824- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Nicolas Carnot describes the Carnot cycle, the idealized heat engine.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1827- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Georg Ohm develops Ohm’s law (electricity).[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1827- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Amedeo Avogadro develops Avogadro’s law (gas law).[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1828- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Friedrich Wöhler synthesizes urea, destroying the theory of vitalism.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1830- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Nikolai Lobachevsky creates non-Euclidean geometry.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1831- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction; Mary publishes a revised version of [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Frankenstein[/FONT][FONT=&quot], with an additional introduction explaining how she conceived and wrote the work.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]• [/FONT][FONT=&quot]1851- [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Mary Shelley dies in London at the age of fifty-three.[/FONT]