- 1783 in science
The year 1783 in
scienceand technologyinvolved some significant events.
June 5- The Montgolfier brotherssend up at Annonay, near Lyon, an 900 m linen bag inflated with hot air. Its flight covered 2 km and lasted 10 minutes, to an estimated altitude of 1600 - 2000 m
November 21- the first free flight by humans in a balloon is made by Pilâtre de Rozierand Marquis d'Arlandeswho flew aloft for 25 minutes about 100 metres above Parisfor a distance of nine kilometres
* Discovery of
tungsten- José and Fausto Elhuyarfind an acidin wolframitewhich they reduce with charcoalto isolate tungsten
Copley Medal: John Goodricke; Thomas Hutchins
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