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Credited with launching the Romantic Age in English poetry along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, the second of five children. Afterread more
XXVII the eclipse of the sun, 1820
High on her speculative tower
Stood Science waiting for the hour
When Sol was destined to endure
That darkening of his radiant face5
Which Superstition strove to chase,
Erewhile, with rites impure.
Afloat beneath Italian skies,
Through regions fair as Paradise
We gaily passed,—till Nature wrought
The French poet Charles Cros is famous for almost inventing what device, only to be "beaten to the patent office" by Thomas Edison?Answer
The phonograph. Cros submitted proposals to the French Academy of Sciences, but before he could create a working model, Edison had already perfected his version of the device.Previous Trivia Questions