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3rd November 1749. Bombs and Fertilizers.

Nitrogen with phosphorus, arsenic, antimony and bismuth constitute the Nitrogen Group, also called the Pnictogen Group, in the Periodic Table.

Today in 1749 saw the birth of the Scot, Daniel Rutherford who was later credited with being the first to isolate Nitrogen in 1772.(1) 398 more words


31st October 1912. The Perils of Bonfire Night!

Today in 1912 the Burton Observer recorded a man from nearby Wichnor before the local magistrates for using ‘bad language’, which is not surprising considering as he had been the victim by ’mischievous youths’ throwing a fire-cracker through his bedroom window, which set fire to his sheets. 635 more words