Henry Cavendish

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Noun1.Henry Cavendish - British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)
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What element was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1766?
In 2010, he was awarded the Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics, "for the study of German science in the 19th and 20th centu ries and a major biography of Henry Cavendish (with Christa Jungnickel, his late wife), and for founding the journal Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences," the American Physical Society said in announcing the award.
1981: The Prince of Wales and the Lady Diana Spencer end months of speculation by announcing they are to wed this summer BORN STEVE Jobs, inventor, 1955, above KRISTIN Davis, US actress, 1965 FLOYD Mayweather, boxer, 1977 DIED DINAH Shore, US singer, 1994 HENRY Cavendish, philospopher, 1810 DON Knotts, US actor, 2006, above