February 2 1907 – Dmitri Mendeleev, Inventor of the Periodic Table of Elements, Dies in St. Petersburg

February 2 1907 – Dmitri Mendeleev, Inventor of the Periodic Table of Elements, Dies in St. Petersburg1 (20%) 1 vote Throughout the history of science, there have been numerous discoveries which have changed the face of the discipline — perhaps none of them simpler than Dmitri Mendeleev’s invention of the periodic table of elements. After a distinguished career as a professor and government official, he died on February 2, 1907 in St. Petersburg. Born outside the isolated town of Tobolsk in Siberia, Mendeleev was the last of potentially 17 children. Numbers vary on the family’s size, though it appears there were at least 11 born to Ivan and Maria, his […]

February 2 1653 – New Amsterdam is incorporated by Dutch settlers

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February 2 1653 – New Amsterdam is incorporated by Dutch settlersRate this post On February 2, 1653, New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in North America was incorporated as a city. The city later evolved to become the modern-day New York City (NYC). The official seal of New York City bears the 1625 date in honor of the founding of New Amsterdam. Though the French and Spanish had discovered the region that now forms NYC, earliest exploration of the area was led by Henry Hudson, an Englishman who was serving with the Dutch East India Company, in 1609. He led his 10-day long exploration along […]