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1811, May 51882, Jan 4
an English-American scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian and photographer. He is credited with producing the first clear photograph of a female face (1839–40) and the first detailed photograph of the moon in 1840. He was also the first president of the American Chemical Society (1876–77) and a founder of the New York University School of Medicine. One of Draper's books, the History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, popularised the conflict thesis proposing intrinsic hostility in the relationship between religion and science. It was widely read, and was translated into several languages.
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12/18/1839-First celestial photograph (of Moon) made in U.S. by John William Draper in New York City
03/23/1840-John William Draper takes first successful photo of the Moon (daguerrotype) 
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