1733, Mar 131804, Feb 6
an 18th-century English theologian, dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and Liberal political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state, although Carl Wilhelm Scheele and Antoine Lavoisier also have a claim to the discovery. Priestley's science was integral to his theology, and he consistently tried to fuse Enlightenment rationalism with Christian theism. In his metaphysical texts, Priestley attempted to combine theism, materialism, and determinism, a project that has been called "audacious and original". He is also credited with the invention of soda water.
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03/13/1733-Unitarian Joseph Priestley is born in Yorkshire
03/22/1767-Joseph Priestley invents carbonated water (seltzer) [right year, wrong date? -ed] 
08/01/1774-Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
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