Historiddle

Can you solve our rhyming riddle?
 

He was born in Scotland on January 19th 1736 and has the same first and last name as Presdent Reagan's Secretary of the Interior,

An instrument maker, civil engineer, and inventor, he’s best known for designing a steam engine that was superior,

He coined an equine-based term that we still use today to describe work of a certain fashion,

And in 1908 the world began using a term derived from his last name as a tribute to his lifelong passion.

Answer

    The Saturday Light Brigade

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