Linnaeus took great pride in his work. His "Systema Naturae" book underwent many additions and introduced cover art that depicted a man giving names to animals as God created them. He was also known for the phrase "Deus creavit, Linnaeus disposuit" which is Latin for "God Creates, Linnaeus organizes".
Linnaeus was also the person who reversed Anders Celsius' temperature scale so the freezing point of water was at 0 °C instead of 100 °C. Boiling water moved from 0 °C to 100 °C. Find out what else occurred on this day in science history.