Here are some one liners...
A Great American Hero is Born ... in Great Britain -- Rev. George Whitfield is born. He will inspire the British Colonies to revere individual responsibility over collective guilt.
The First Typewriter is Patented -- It is patented but not produced. I talk about crowdfunding.
And Just So You Know... -- Various inventions and events.
A Great American Hero is Born ... in Great BritainA revolution doesn't just fall from the sky like manna from Heaven. It requires a number of key people to make it happen. The American Revolution will require George Whitfield (also known as Whitefield). He is born this year in Gloucester, England at the Old Bell Inn. He will have a talent in voice and dramatic presence that will rival the greatest performers of the Globe Theater. But... he will not become an actor. He will become a preacher. Together with John Wesley (founder of the Methodist Church) George Whitfield will lead the Great Awakening in Britain but after a break with Wesley he will take his preaching to the British Colonies. At the end of his tour, 23,000 will listen to him preach in Boston. Over his lifetime, millions will hear his words and he will start a movement to bring black slaves to Christianity. In his last years he will reside in Boston and die shortly after the Boston Massacre. Phillis Wheatley, a black slave, will publish a poem in praise of his life.     
The First Typewriter is PatentedPatent number 395 is filed by John Mills for a writing device 'impressing or transcribing of letters singly or progressively one after another, so neat and exact as not to be distinguished from print, very useful in settlements and public records.' No art work is provided. In fact, there is no evidence that an actual device or model was ever created. All that survives is the description. He is also credited with improvements to carriage springs.  
And Just So You Know...
- * King George the 1st takes the throne. 
- * The fine-point syringe is invented. 
- * The mercury thermometer is invented by D. G. Fahrenheit. 
- * Witch trials are abolished in Prussia. Thank God! 
- * Boy and Girls are learning together in the oldest mixed-gender school still in existence. 
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