On October Scottish physician James Lind was born. He was a pioneer of naval hygiene in the Royal Navy. By conducting the first ever clinical trial, he developed the theory that citrus fruits cured scurvy.
On January English engineer, inventor, and businessman Sir Henry Bessemer was born. Bessemer’s name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively
Emperor Taizu (21 March 927 AD–14 November 976 AD, born Zhao Kuangyin, was the founder of the Song Dynasty of China, reigning from 960 to 976. His family was of fairly modest origins and cannot be traced back with any certainty further than the late Tang dynasty. His ancestor Zhao Ting (828-874) was an official who served in Zhuozhou, in Hebei near where the family lived.
When asked at a great public meeting what his greatest discovery had been, he replied without hesitation: "That I have a Saviour." Sir James Young Simpson – Scottish doctor who pioneered Obstetrics and discovered the anaesthetic properties of chloroform.
John Logie Baird FRSE was a Scottish engineer, innovator and inventor of the world's first mechanical television, the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.