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And long term readers will remember seeing him here before. He discovered a link between sunspot activity and the price of grain. It seems (despite the "settled" climate science of today) that the Sun does in fact have an effect on the climate.
But he was a polymath in an age of polymaths. He wrote two dozen symphonies (among many other works). Sir William (knighted by his late Majesty) was a man of of many talents.
Happy birthday, Sir William. Born this day in 1738.