This Day in Geography: March 24

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Listed here are significant events relating to geography that occurred on March 24. To suggest an event, please fill out the ‘This Day in Geography’ form.

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Birth of Joseph Priestley (d. February 6, 1804) who lived during the 1800s in England. He was a member of the clergy, but was also heavily involved in scientific inquiry. Priestley is most commonly known for his discovery of oxygen. He created a series of iconic charts, the most popular of which depicted the lifespans of people in the form of bar charts. In 1769, his chart collection entitled A New Chart of History was an advanced version of a demographic chart collection.


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A New Chart of History by Priestley, 1769.
A New Chart of History by Priestley, 1769.

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