Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1732/04/08 Born Born RittenhouseTown Historic District Philadelphia, PA David Rittenhouse's Birthday
1769/06/03 David Rittenhouse views the 1769 Transit of Venus. Although he fainted at the beginning of the observation, he was able to quickly recover and record his findings. Astronomer Rittenhouse Farmhouse Norristown Transits of Venus
1770/03/12 I am to begin another (Orrery) immediately, and finish it expeditiously, for the College of Philadelphia. This I am not sorry for since the making of a second will be but an amusement, compared with the first. - Rittenhouse Inventor U of Penn's Rittenhouse Orrery Rittenhouse Farmhouse Norristown
1770/04/23 Dr Witherspoon, the President of the College of New Jersey, payes David Rittenhouse 300 pounds for the newly completed Orrery. Inventor Princeton's Rittenhouse Orrery Rittenhouse Farmhouse Norristown
1780/02/08 David Rittenhouse is elected Vice-Provost and Professor at a salary Of 400 pounds to teach geography, practical astronomy, and to divide natural and experimental philosophy with Dr Ewing. He also received a fee of 22s 6d from every graduate. Work
1784/00/00 David Rittenhouse, surveyor Andrew Ellicott and their crew complete the Mason-Dixon line survey at the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, 5 degrees of longitude from the Delaware River. Surveyor Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
1796/06/26 Died Died Death of David Rittenhouse
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