1755 in science
The year 1755 in science and technology involved some significant events.
- November 1 – An earthquake in Lisbon kills 30,000 inhabitants.
- Publication of De Litteraria expeditione per pontificiam ditionem ad dimetiendos duos meridiani gradus a PP, a description of the measurement of a meridian arc carried out in the Papal States by Ruđer Bošković with Christopher Maire in 1750–52.
- December 2 – The second Eddystone Lighthouse (1709–1755), with a wooden cone, catches fire and burns to the ground; it will be rebuilt in stone.
- While serving as Postmaster General of the northern American colonies, Benjamin Franklin invents a simple odometer, attached to his horse carriage, to help analyze the best routes for delivering the mail.
- approx. date – Thomas Mudge invents the lever escapement for timepieces.
- ↑ Woolfson, M. M. (1993). "Solar System – its origin and evolution". Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society. 34: 1–20. Bibcode:1993QJRAS..34....1W.
- ↑ Palmquist, Stephen (1987). "Kant's Cosmogony Re-Evaluated". Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 18: 255–269. doi:10.1016/0039-3681(87)90021-5.
- ↑ Published 1756.
- ↑ Ball, W. W. Rouse (1888). A Short Account of the History of Mathematics. London: Macmillan. p. 368.