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  • 5. January: James Watt receives a patent for first directworking low pressure steam engine
  • 13. April: James Cook reaches Tahiti, in order to observe the transit of the Venus before the sun, thatat the 3. June takes place. A goal is about it to determine the distance between the sun and the earth. After the journey it turns out however that the measured data are too inaccurate
  • Nicholas Joseph Cugnot place its „steam cars “in Parisbefore
  • the inventors baron Wolfgang von Kempelen (1734-1804) designs one „chess automats “, in which however a kleinwüchsiger chess player hid itself. This occurence is a possible interpretation for the idiom „something Turks “and/or „a Turk builds “


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