16 September 2016
Daniel Fahrenheit died 16 September 1736
Died on this day, 1736: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (born 24 May 1686). Fahrenheit was a Dutch-German-Polish physicist, engineer, and glass blower who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer (1714), and developed a temperature scale now named after him.
The Fahrenheit scale was the primary temperature standard for climatic, industrial and medical purposes in English-speaking countries until the 1960s.