1714, Dec 191779, May 3
a distinguished mathematician, physicist and astronomer, born in Boston, Mass. Professor Winthrop was one of the foremost men of science in America during the 18th century, and his impact on its early advance in New England was particularly significant. Both Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Thompson (Count Rumford) probably owed much of their early interest in scientific research to his influence. He served as acting president of Harvard in 1769 and again in 1773.
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05/29/1630-Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England" 
06/25/1630-Fork introduced to American dining by Governor John Winthrop
05/18/1631-John Winthrop is elected first governor of Massachusetts 
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