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dec 18, 1690 - First real microscope invented

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In the late 17th century Anton van Leeuwenhoek became the first person to make and use a real microscope. He was able to create the superior lenses by grinding and polishing five hundred and fifty lenses to make a new lens tube that had a magnification of x270. this microscope could view objects one millionth of a meter, most microscopes before this time were only able to achive x50 magnification.

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dec 18, 1690
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~ 328 years ago

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