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December 21, 1868: Birth of George Warren Fuller — This Day in Water History

December 21, 1868: Birth of George Warren Fuller in Franklin, Massachusetts. George Warren Fuller was, quite simply, the greatest sanitary engineer of his time, and his time was long—lasting from 1895 to 1934. In truth, we have not seen his like since. How did he reach the pinnacle of his field? What early influences led […]

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December 5, 1782: Van Buren’s Toilet; 1974: 60 Minutes—Drinking Water Dangerous; 1926: Claude Monet Dies — This Day in Water History

December 5, 1782: Martin Van Buren, 8thPresident of the U.S., is born. In the collective mind of “Mental Floss,” Van Buren is famous for his toilet. “When he lost his 1840 reelection bid in a landslide to war hero William Henry Harrison—Van Buren picked up only six states in the electoral college, and not even […]

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July 30, 2018: Wooden Water Pipes in Edinburgh; 1982: Surgeon General Koop discusses fluoride; 1894: Jersey City’s Contaminated Water Supply — This Day in Water History

July 30, 2018: Article in Scottish Construction Now—260-year-old Wooden Water Pipes Unearthed in Edinburgh. “Workers have unearthed rare 260-year-old wooden water pipes during a dig in Edinburgh. Fifteen pieces of the elm piping were unearthed during excavation work at George Square, where a new underground heating system is being built by the University of Edinburgh […]

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