Ten fun facts about John Dalton


Fact 1
He is best known for his pioneering work in the development of modern atomic theory, and his research into color blindness (sometimes referred to as Daltonism, in his honor).

Fact 2
Dalton's first publication was Meteorological Observations and Essays (1793), which contained the seeds of several of his later discoveries.

Fact 3
Dalton’s early life was highly influenced by a prominent Eaglesfield Quaker named Elihu Robinson, a competent meteorologist and instrument maker, who got him interested in problems of mathematics and meteorology.


Fact 4
During his years in Kendal, Dalton contributed solutions of problems and questions on various subjects to the Gentlemen's and Ladies' Diaries.

Fact 5
James Prescott Joule was a famous pupil of Dalton.

Fact 6
Dalton never married and had only a few close friends, all in all as a Quaker he lived a modest and unassuming life.

Fact 7
The name Dalton can often be heard in the halls of many Quaker schools.

Fact 8
In 1787, he began to keep a meteorological diary in which, during the succeeding 57 years, he entered more than 200,000 observations.

Fact 9
He also rediscovered George Hadley’s theory of atmospheric circulation (now known as the Hadley cell) around this time.

Fact 10
A second work by Dalton, Elements of English Grammar, was published in 1801.


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