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James Watts invents the steam engine

The firm of Boulton and Watt became famous and Watt lived until August 19, 1819, long enough to see his steam engine become the greatest single factor in the upcoming new industrial era.

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Robert Hooke discovers cells

Robert Hooke was a 17th century “natural philosopher” — an early scientist — noted for a variety of observations of the natural world.

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