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Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of ...

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Joseph Jenks, founder of the Saugus Iron Works MP (1599 - 1683)

Find A Grave Memorial# 51417841 ; Joseph Jencks Birth:   Aug. 26, 1599 Hammersmith, Greater London, England Death:   Mar. 16, 1683 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Son of ...

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Roy Ralph Radabaugh (1876 - 1918)

Roy Ralph Radabaugh was an inventor, whose claim to fame was his patented invention of the "amusement park swing" ride, called the "Monoflyer", of which a variation can still be seen in use at most car...

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Ole Evinrude MP (1877 - 1934)

it was Ole Evinrude, not an impersonal corporation, who freed America from the need of rowing ------------------------------------- Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie (April 19, 1877 ...

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Jack LaLanne (1914 - 2011)

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011) was an American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert and motivational speaker who is sometimes called "the godfather ...

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Joseph Farwell Glidden (1813 - 1906)

Inventor of barbed wire used for fencing.

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Simon Lake (1866 - 1945)

Simon Lake (September 4, 1866 – June 23, 1945) was a Quaker American mechanical engineer and naval architect who obtained over two hundred patents for advances in naval design and competed wit...

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Jon Hall (1915 - 1979)

) Jon Hall (February 23, 1915 – December 13, 1979) was an American film actor best known for his playing a variety of adventurous roles when contracted to Universal Pictures. Biography Bor...

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Smiley Burnette (1911 - 1967)

Lester Alvin Burnett (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), better known as Smiley Burnette, was a popular American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films and on radio and...

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Warner Baxter (1889 - 1959)

Warner Leroy Baxter (March 29, 1889 – May 7, 1951) was an American actor, known for his role as The Cisco Kid in In Old Arizona (1929), for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor...

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Francis Galton MP (1822 - 1911)

Sir Francis Galton FRS (16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911), cousin of Sir Douglas Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath, anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical ...

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Daniel B. Wesson II (1916 - 1978)

Daniel Baird Wesson II (April 1916 – November 1978) was an inventor and firearms maker and the great-grandson of inventor and firearms maker Daniel Baird Wesson who was co-founder of Smith & W...

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Brevet Maj. General Joseph G. Totten (USA) (1788 - 1864)

Joseph Gilbert Totten (August 23, 1788 – April 22, 1864) fought in the War of 1812, served as Chief Engineer and was regent of the Smithsonian Institution and cofounder of the National Academy...

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Major General John Wilson Ruckman (deceased)

John Wilson Ruckman (October 10, 1858 – June 6, 1921) was a general in the United States Army. Early life Ruckman was born at Deers, Illinois, a flag-station just southeast of the Univer...

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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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Charles Babbage MP (1791 - 1871)

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Colonel George Bomford (1780 - 1848)

George Bomford (1780–1848) was a distinguished military officer in the United States Army and an inventor and designer of weapons and defensive installations. Early life and education Bomf...

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Elias Peck (1785 - 1867)

Elias peck was a Farmer and submitted a U.S.Patent #19,311 on 2/9/1858 for a Stalk-Copper for cutting brush from Cotton Fields.

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Isaac Newton Lewis (1858 - 1931)

Isaac Newton Lewis (October 12, 1858, New Salem, Pennsylvania – November 9, 1931, Hoboken, New Jersey) was a United States Army officer and the inventor of the Lewis Gun. He graduated from t...

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Dr. Henry T. Sampson Jr. MP

From IEEE Global History Network : Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Henry T. Sampson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1956. He went on to the University of California, Los...

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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 MP (1916 - 2001)

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

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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 MP (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 MP (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)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a fo...

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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 MP (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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