Fun fact 3/27/2017

William Thomson, known to history as Lord Kelvin (creator of the Kelvin temperature scale), was granted the first scientific peerage (nobility title) by Queen Victoria in 1892 for his unique consulting work that made possible the installation of the transatlantic cable linking the telegraph systems of America and England.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/historians-miscellaneous-biographies/william-thomson-baron-kelvin

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