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Daily Archives: December 22, 2017

Today in History: The Mercury Thermometer was Invented

Today in History: The Mercury Thermometer was Invented

On December 22nd, 1714 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit invented the mercury thermometer. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a physicist, inventor and scientific instrument maker of Dutch-German-Polish descent.  Interested in exact thermometry, he was curious about in creating an instrument that could accurately measure temperature.  In 1714, improved glass working techniques and improved understanding of mercury allowed him