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Transcript of John Dalton
Born: September 5th or 6th (records aren't clear), 1766 in Eaglesfield England
Died: July 26th, 1844 in Manchester England
In Manchester more than 40,000 people marched in his funeral procession
Dalton kept track of the daily weather from 1787 until his death in 1844, that's 57 years!
Dalton's Atomic Theory
1) All matter is made of atoms, which are indivisible and indestructible
2) All atoms of a given element are identical in mass and properties
3) Compounds are formed by a combination of two or more different kinds of atoms
4) A chemical reaction is the rearrangement of atoms
Daltonism, aka red-green color blindness, was given this nickname because John Dalton discovered it was hereditary
John Dalton and his brother were both color blind
Dalton's first love was meteorology
He came from a poor Quaker family
Dalton never got married, and was single for his whole life
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Dalton became a teacher at the age of 12, and became the principle of a school in his late teens
John Dalton was the first to study color blindness
Dalton also came up with a theory about atoms