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George Baxter MP (1804 - 1867)

George Baxter (1804–1867) was an English artist and printer based in London. He is credited with the invention of commercially viable colour printing. The Baxter process, which he patented in 18...

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Heber Doust Curtiss (1872 - 1942)

Heber Doust Curtis (June 27, 1872 – January 9, 1942) was an American astronomer. He participated in 11 expeditions for the study of solar eclipses. Biography He was born on June 27, 1872...

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Eliphalet Nott (1773 - 1866)

Nott was the second son (and the youngest of nine children) of Stephen and Deborah (Selden) Nott. He was born at Ashford, Connecticut on June 25, 1773. He earned a degree in 1795 from Rhode Island Co...

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Claude Shannon (1916 - 2001)

Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon is famou...

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Franklin Augustus Seiberling (1859 - 1955)

Frank A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear and Seiberling Rubber companies. Frank built Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in 1915. The Manor House of 65 rooms and 70 acres is now a tourist attraction in Akro...

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Benjamin Tyler Henry (1821 - 1898)

Benjamin Tyler Henry (March 22, 1821–December 29, 1898) was an American gunsmith and manufacturer. He was the inventor of the Henry rifle , the first reliable lever-action repeating rifle. H...

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Caleb Davis Bradham MP (1867 - 1934)

Born in 1867, Caleb Bradham grew up in Duplin County, North Carolina and enrolled in 1886 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later studied at the University of Maryland in hopes of ...

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Arthur H. Scott, Inventor, Paper Towel (1875 - 1927)

Arthur Hoyt Scott was the inventor of the throw-away paper towel and the second president of Scott Paper Company. His parents were Edward Irvin "E.I." or Irvin Scott and Sarah Francis "Fannie" Hoyt...

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Louis Daguerre MP (1787 - 1851)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype...

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John Backus (1924 - 2007)

John Warner Backus (December 3, 1924 – March 17, 2007) was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language (FORTRAN) an...

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William Orr (1808 - 1891)

WILLIAM ORR was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 13, 1808, and died in Troy, N. Y, October 22, 1891. He came to this country with his parents in 1811. and after residing in New York and Columbiaville th...

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Brevet Lt. Colonel Henry C. Merriam (USA) [Major General post Civil War] (1837 - d.)

Henry Clay Merriam (November 13, 1837 – November 12, 1912) was a United States Army general. He received the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions ...

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Tom Slick (1916 - 1962)

SLICK, THOMAS BAKER, JR. (1916–1962). Thomas Baker Slick, Jr., oilman, rancher, philanthropist, and founder of the Southwest Research Institute and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in S...

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Lyman Briggs (1874 - 1963)

Lyman Briggs was a renowned physicist, was director of the National Bureau of Standards during Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency as well as that administration’s first representative to the...

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John Haven Emerson (1906 - 1997)

John Haven "Jack" Emerson (February 5, 1906 – February 4, 1997) was an American inventor of biomedical devices, specializing in respiratory equipment. He is perhaps best remembered for his wor...

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Roger Bacon (1926 - 2007)

) Roger Bacon (1926-2007) was a physicist at the Parma Technical Center of National Carbon Company in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, where he invented graphite fibers in 1958. Bacon was trying to measur...

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John Thompson Dorrance (1873 - 1930)

John Thompson Dorrance (November 11, 1873 – September 21, 1930) was an American chemist who discovered a method to create condensed soup and served as president of the Campbell Soup Company fr...

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Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart-Ross, 9th Baronet (1872 - 1942)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart Ross, 9th Baronet (4 April 1872 – 29 June 1942) was a Scottish inventor and commercial entrepreneur who invented ...

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George Stibitz (1904 - 1995)

George Robert Stibitz (April 20, 1904 – January 31, 1995) is internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer. He was a Bell Labs researcher known for his ...

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Gen Sir Samuel James Browne, GCB, KCSI, VC (1824 - 1901)

Wikipedia contributors. " Sam Browne ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Jeremiah Euchlet Langford, Jr. (1848 - 1919)

Find a Grave Birth: Sep. 18, 1848 Rome Floyd County Georgia, USA Death: Nov. 13, 1919 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA Jeremiah was born on September 18, 1848 in Rome, Georgia. Rome is...

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William Gillette (1853 - 1937)

William Hooker Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor, playwright and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered today for portrayi...

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Brig. General John T. Thompson (1860 - 1940)

John Taliaferro (pronounced "tolliver") Thompson, (December 31, 1860 - June 21, 1940), was a United States Army officer best remembered as the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun. Early life ...

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John Lloyd Wright MP (1892 - 1972)

John Lloyd Wright (December 12, 1892 – December 20, 1972) was an American architect and toy inventor. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Wright was the second-oldest son of famed architect Frank Lloy...

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George Dern, Governor, U.S. Secretary of War (1872 - 1936)

George Henry Dern (September 8, 1872 – August 27, 1936) was an American politician, mining man, and businessman. He is probably best remembered for co-inventing the Holt–Dern ore roasti...

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General P. G. T. Beauregard (CSA) MP (1818 - 1893)

P. G. T. Beauregard From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (pronounced /ˈbɔərɨɡɑrd/; May 28, 1818 – February 20, 1893...

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Dr Joseph Joshua Lawrence (1836 - 1909)

Born in North Carolina, Lawrence came to St. Louis after studying medicine & commanding a Confederate cavalry unit. In St. Louis he established & edited the highly profitable medical journal "The Med...

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Jordan Wheat Lambert (1851 - 1889)

Jordan Lambert, a chemist, was the co-inventor of Listerine, which was later marketed by his son, Gerard Barnes Lambert, president of the Gillette Safety Razor Company and a founder of Warner–La...

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Marcel Kiepach-Haselburg MP (1894 - 1915)

Marcel Kiepach (February 12, 1894 - August 12, 1915) was a Croatian inventor. The works and inventions of this child prodigy belong to the areas of electronics, magnetism, acoustics, transmission of so...

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Dr. Hugo Benioff Ph.D. (1899 - 1968)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Victor Hugo Benioff (September 14, 1899 – February 1, 1968) was an American seismologist and a professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is ...

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Sir David Brewster (1781 - 1868)

Sir David Brewster KH PRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSSA MICE (11 December 1781 – 10 February 1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian of science and universit...

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John Scott Haldane, Dr (1860 - 1936)

John Scott Haldane CH (May 3, 1860 – March 14/March 15, 1936) was a Scottish physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimenting which led to many important discoveries about the human body an...

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William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS MP (1810 - 1900)

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, CB, FRS (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an effective Tyneside industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing empire.

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Frano Antunov Visković (1836 - 1905)

Frano Antunov Visković (1836-1905) is the most prominent member of the family. He became a captain on ocean-going sailing ships in 1856 and for 37 years he was a captain on the sailing ships a...

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Auguste Antoine Piccard (1884 - 1962)

Auguste Antoine Piccard (28 January 1884 – 24 March 1962) was a Swiss physicist, inventor and explorer. Biography Piccard and his twin brother Jean Felix were born in Basel, Switzerland. S...

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Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (1895 - 1981)

Jeannette Ridlon Piccard (January 5, 1895 – May 17, 1981) was an American high-altitude balloonist, and in later life an Episcopal priest. She held the women's altitude record for nearly three...

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Jean Felix Piccard (1884 - 1963)

Jean Felix Piccard (Basel, Switzerland, January 28, 1884 – January 28, 1963, Minneapolis, Minnesota), also known as Jean Piccard, was a Swiss-born American chemist, engineer, professor and hig...

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James David Forbes (1809 - 1868)

Biographical Summary Forbes, James David . 20/04/1809-31/12/1868. Ref: 543. Male. Place of Birth: 86 George Street, Edinburgh. Place of Death: Clifton, Bristol. Place of interment: Dean Cemy,...

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Robert Were Fox the Younger FRS (1789 - 1877)

The Fox family of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK were very influential in the development of the town of Falmouth in the 19th Century and of the Cornish Industrial Revolution[1]. In the 18th and 19th centuries...

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John Ericsson MP (1803 - 1889)

John Ericsson (July 31, 1803 – March 8, 1889) was a Swedish-American inventor and mechanical engineer, as was his brother Nils Ericson. He was born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, S...

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Helen Marian Malsed MP (1910 - 1998)

Helen Herrick Malsed, a lumber baron's daughter whose imagination gave rise to the popular Slinky Dog and Slinky Train toys, died Nov. 13 in Seattle, her home for almost 60 years. She was 88. She cre...

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Dr. Levi Spear Parmly (1790 - 1859)

Levi Spear Parmly (1790-1859), a New Orleans dentist is credited as being the inventor of modern dental floss. Parmly promoted teeth flossing with a piece of silk thread in 1815. from:

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Robert William Thomson (Inventor) (1822 - 1873)

Biographical Summary Thomson, Robert William . 29/06/1822-08/03/1873. Ref: 1500. Male. Place of Birth: Stonehaven, Kincardineshire. Place of Death: 3 Moray Place, Edinburgh. Profession: Civil...

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Rube Goldberg MP (1883 - 1970)

Find A Grave Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer and inventor. Similar to Heath Robinson devices in...

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Earl Silas Tupper (1907 - 1983)

Earl Silas Tupper (July 28, 1907–October 5, 1983) was an American businessman and inventor, best known as the inventor of Tupperware, an airtight plastic container for storing food. Tupper fou...

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Frederick Converse Beach (1848 - 1918)

Frederick Converse Beach (March 27, 1848 – June 18, 1918), son of Alfred Ely Beach, was editor of the magazine Scientific American and of the new Encyclopedia Americana in the early 1900s, and a...

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Alfred Ely Beach (1826 - 1896)

Alfred Ely Beach (September 1, 1826 – January 1, 1896) was an American inventor, publisher and patent lawyer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most known for his design of a subway for ...

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Moses Yale Beach (1800 - 1868)

Moses Yale Beach (January 7, 1800 – July 18, 1868) was an American inventor and publisher who started the Associated Press. He was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. His father was a plain fa...

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Charles Allen Thomas (1900 - 1982)

Charles Allen Thomas (February 15, 1900 – March 29, 1982) was a noted American chemist and businessman, and an important figure in the Manhattan Project. Biography Thomas was born on a far...

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Frederick Vinton Hunt (1905 - 1972)

Frederick Vinton Hunt (February 15, 1905 – Buffalo, New York, April 21, 1972) was an inventor, a scientist and a professor at Harvard University who worked in the field of acoustic engineering...

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John C. Garand (1888 - 1974)

John Cantius Garand (/ˈɡærənd/; January 1, 1888 – February 16, 1974) was a Canadian-American designer of firearms best known for creating the first successful semi-...

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James Gilbert Baker (1914 - 2005)

James Gilbert Baker (November 11, 1914 – June 29, 2005) was an American astronomer and designer of optics systems. Biography He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Jesse B. Baker and Hat...

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Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (1897 - 1989)

Sir William Samuel Stephenson, KBE, CC, MC, DFC (23 January 1897 – 31 January 1989) was a Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster, and the senior representative of British i...

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Captain Jocelyn Home Thomson C.B. (1859 - 1908)

Thomson, Jocelyn Home (1859–1908), chief inspector of explosives, was born at Oxford on 31 August 1859, the second of four sons of William Thomson (1819–1890), archbishop of York, and his...

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Sir Douglas Fox (1840 - 1921)

Sir (Charles) Douglas Fox (14 May 1840 – 13 November 1921) was an Engish civil engineer. Early life Douglas was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, the oldest son of Sir Charles Fox and had ...

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Sir Charles Fox MP (1810 - 1874)

Sir Charles Fox From Wikipaedia (11 March 1810, Derby, United Kingdom – 11 June 1874) was an English civil engineer and contractor. His work focused on railways, railway stations and bridges...

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George Jennings (1810 - 1882)

George Jennings (10 November 1810–17 April 1882) was an English sanitary engineer and plumber who invented the first public flush toilets. Josiah George Jennings was born on 10 November 1810...

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Charles Brace Darrow (1889 - 1967)

He was the Developer of the Monopoly Board Game.

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Ruth Wakefield (1903 - 1977)

from: Wikipedia Wakefield was educated at Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. Then, she worked as a dietitian and lectured about foods. In 1930, she and her husband K...

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Whitcomb L. Judson (1846 - 1909)

Famous inventor: Known mostly for the creation of the zipper - U.S. Patents 504,037 & 504,038 on August 29. 1893. He had numerous other U.S. Patents. Among them are: - 420,878 on February 4, 1890 for...

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Francis William (Frank) Epperson (1894 - 1983)

The ever-popular hot-weather treat known as the Popsicle™ was invented by Frank Epperson, when he was just eleven years old. Born in 1894 and raised in San Francisco, Epperson mixed a soft drink...

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Amanda Theodocia Jones (1835 - 1914)

from: Wikipedia Early Life and Education Amanda Jones was born in East Bloomfield, New York, on October 19, 1835, the fourth child of Henry and Mary Alma (Mott) Jones. She attended district schools...

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William Worcester Lyman (1821 - 1891)

William Worcester Lyman (March 29, 1821 – Nov 15, 1891) was an American inventor from Meriden, Connecticut. He is credited with inventing the first rotating wheel can opener. from:

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Rear Admiral Charles D. Sigsbee MP (1845 - 1923)

United States Navy Admiral. He is best remembered for being the Captain of the USS Maine when it exploded in Havana Harbor on the evening of February 12, 1898, an act which triggered the Spanish-Americ...

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Leon Forrest Douglass (1869 - 1940)

Leon Forrest Douglass (March 12, 1869 – September 7, 1940) was an American inventor and co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company who registered approximately fifty patents, mostly for fi...

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Joseph Alexander Henry MP (1797 - 1878)

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James Crossley Eno MP (1827 - 1915)

James Crossley Eno was the inventor of Eno fruit salts. James Crossley Eno (1827/8–1915), manufacturer of patent medicine, was born in Newcastle, the son of James Eno (c.1793–1829), a g...

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Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901 - 1967)

Robert Jemison Van de Graaff (December 20, 1901 – January 16, 1967), was an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high voltage generators, who taught at Princeton Univer...

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Ernst* Karl Abbe (1840 - 1905)

Ernst Karl Abbe (January 23, 1840 – January 14, 1905) was a German physicist, optometrist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he laid the foundation of ...

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Alexander Winton (1860 - 1932)

Alexander Winton (June 20, 1860 - June 21, 1932) was an automobile designer and racer. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame,[4] and Inventor's Hall of Fame.[5] He was born in Grangemout...

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Sir Henry Doulton MP (1820 - 1897)

Sir Henry Doulton (25 July 1820 – 18 November 1897) was an English businessman, inventor and manufacturer of pottery, instrumental in developing the firm of Royal Doulton.

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Frederik Zernike MP (1888 - 1966)

1953 : NOBEL-prijs voor PHYSICA voor zijn uitvinding van de Fase-contrast microscoop, Met dit instrument kan de interne cel-structuur worden bestudeerd zonder toepassing van kleuring. Dat maakt het mog...

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George C. Pimentel (1922 - 1989)

George Claude Pimentel (May 2, 1922 – June 18, 1989) was the inventor of the chemical laser. He also developed the modern technique of matrix isolation in low-temperature chemistry. In theoret...

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George Washington Pierce (1872 - 1956)

George Washington Pierce (January 11, 1872 - August 25, 1956) was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunic...

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Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland MP (1863 - 1944)

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgium born, American chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. His invention of ...

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Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS MP (1849 - 1945)

Sir John Ambrose Fleming FRS (29 November 1849 – 18 April 1945) was an English electrical engineer and physicist. He is known for inventing the first thermionic valve or vacuum tube, the diode...

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Emile Berliner MP (1851 - 1929)

Visit library of congress website: -------------------- Information courtesy of Wikipedia: cf. "Emil Berliner (englisch Emile Berliner; * 20. Mai 1851 in Hannover; † 3. August 1929 i...

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George Ellery Hale MP (1868 - 1938)

George Ellery Hale (June 29, 1868 – February 21, 1938) was an American solar astronomer. Hale was born in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at MIT, at the Observatory of Harvard College, (1...

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Edward Faraday Weston (1878 - d.)

Edward Faraday Weston (1878–1971) received several patents regarding exposure meters, manufactured by the Weston Electrical Instrument Corporation and widely distributed since the 1930s, and est...

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Edward Weston (1850 - 1936)

) Edward Weston (May 9, 1850 – August 20, 1936) was an English-born American chemist noted for his achievements in electroplating and his development of the electrochemical cell, named the Wes...

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Major General George Owen Squier (1865 - 1934)

Major General George Owen Squier (March 21, 1865- March 24, 1934) was born in Dryden, Michigan, United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1887 and received a Ph.D. from J...

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Jethro Wood, inventor of the modern plow (1774 - 1834)

Jethro Wood (1774-1834) was a blacksmith from Scipio, New York, who received two patents, one in 1814 and the other in 1819. His plow was cast iron, made in three parts, so that any broken part could b...

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Antoni Norbert Patek (1811 - 1877)

Antoni Norbert Patek (French: Antoine Norbert de Patek) (May 14, 1811 – March 1, 1877), was a Polish pioneer in watchmaking and a creator of Patek Philippe & Co. one of the most famous watchmake...

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Frederick Brant Rentschler (1887 - 1956)

Frederick Brant Rentschler (November 8, 1887 – April 25, 1956) was an American aircraft engine designer, aviation engineer, and industrialist. A talented inventor of aviation equipment, Rent...

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Edwin H. Armstrong MP (1890 - 1954)

Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – January 31, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history"...

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Lewis B. Stillwell (1863 - 1941)

Lewis Buckley Stillwell (March 12, 1863 – January 19, 1941) was an American electrical engineer and the president of American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) from 1909 to 1910. He rec...

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Михајло И. Пупин MP (1858 - 1935)

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D, LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски ПуC...

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William Le Roy Emmet (1858 - 1941)

William LeRoy Emmet was an accomplished engineer employed by General Electric. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, he was a pioneer in the areas of current electricity and power...

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Frank B. Jewett (1879 - 1949)

Frank Baldwin Jewett (Pasadena, CA, 5 September 1879 – Summit, NJ, 18 November 1949) was a physicist and the first president of Bell Labs. He graduated from the Throop Institute of Technolog...

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Isaac Leopold Rice (1850 - 1915)

Isaac Rice was born in Bavaria, Germany, but emigrated to the United States as a child. He grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Columbia University in 1880. Rice worked for Columbia University ...

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Jonathan Hornblower MP (1753 - 1815)

Jonathan Hornblower (Chacewater, 5 July 1753 – Penryn, 23 February 1815) was a British pioneer of steam power. Personal life The son of Jonathan Hornblower the Elder and the brother of Jab...

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George Kellogg (1812 - 1901)

George Kellogg (June 19, 1812 – 1901) was an American inventor and patent expert. Kellogg was born at New Hartford, Connecticut in 1812 to Isaac Kellogg (1782-1824) and Aurilla Barney (1792-...

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Silas Laurence Loomis (1822 - 1896)

Silas Laurence Loomis (1822–1896) was an American scientist, educator, and inventor. Loomis was born in Coventry, Connecticut in 1822. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1844 and earne...

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Fremont Rider (1885 - 1962)

Arthur Fremont Rider (May 25, 1885 – October 26, 1962) was an American writer, poet, editor, inventor, genealogist, and librarian. He studied under Melvil Dewey, of whom he wrote a biography f...

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John Stephenson (1809 - 1893)

John G. Stephenson (1809 in County Armagh, Ireland - 1893 in New Rochelle, N.Y.), an American coachbuilder, invented and patented the first streetcar to run on rails in the United States. Stephenson ...

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Paul Vincent Galvin (1895 - 1959)

) Paul Vincent Galvin (June 27, 1895 – November 5, 1959) was one of the two founders of telecommunications company Motorola. Founded as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation on September 25, 1928, ...

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Alvah Curtis Roebuck (1864 - 1948)

Alvah Curtis Roebuck (January 9, 1864 – June 18, 1948) was a manager, businessman, and the founder of Sears, Roebuck and Company with his partner Richard Warren Sears. Biography Lafayett...

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Aaron Montgomery Ward MP (1843 - 1913)

The following came from Investor’s Business Daily, Monday, March 31, 2014: Montgomery Ward Filled Catalogs, Stores, Coffers So many people told Aaron Montgomery Ward he would go broke trying...

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Harold Frederick Pitcairn (1897 - 1960)

Harold F. Pitcairn (1897–1960) was an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He played a key role in the development of the autogyro and founded the Autogiro Company of America. He patented a...

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Sanford Alexander Moss (1872 - 1946)

Sanford Alexander Moss (August 23, 1872 – November 10, 1946) was an American aviation engineer, who was the first to use a turbocharger on an aircraft engine. Life and career He was born...

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