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    Default Jeremiah Dixon: Exhibition celebrates the 'forgotten' scientist

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-22370838

    A "forgotten" scientist from County Durham who created one of the most famous boundaries in the world, is being celebrated in an exhibition.

    Scientist, surveyor and astronomer Jeremiah Dixon was born in Cockfield in 1733.

    Throughout his life he travelled the world, most notably observing one of the "best" transits of Venus and defining a boundary between two American states that still holds huge significance for its people today.

    A significant historic figure in the United States, Mr Dixon has been largely forgotten in England and, more importantly, in the North East.

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    Mark Knopfler featuring James Taylor - Sailing to Philadelphia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLdKYRBOEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee_Operator View Post
    Mark Knopfler featuring James Taylor - Sailing to Philadelphia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrLdKYRBOEE
    Thats a great tune, two of my favorite artists.

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