1806 – He was born on the 18th day of March this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was also a competent blacksmith, then became an expert machinist and fluent in French. 1830 – He studied engineering and became an expert in steam engines there. He then published many papers about the use of ..
1884 – Born in Basel, Switzerland on the 28th of January. 1930 – Piccard’s interests shifted when he realized that a modification of some of his atmospheric balloon concepts would allow descent into the deep ocean. 1931 – On the 27th of May, Auguste and Paul Kipfer took off from Augsburg, Germany, and reached a ..
1831 – Born on the 8th of July. 1853 – Pemberton married Wesleyan College student Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis and moved to Columbus, Georgia. 1870 – He moved his family to Atlanta and in March of that year was given US patent for an Improved Medical Compound From Globe Flower. 1886 – He created the ..
An American jazz and country guitarist and inventor. He is credited with having invented the 8-track tape recorder together with the techniques of ‘over dubbing’ and ‘multi-tracking’. His designs were taken up by the Gibson guitar comapny and the Gibson ‘Les Paul’ is recognised as one of the great guitar designs. It has since become a firm ..
1861 – Born on the 6th of November in Ramsay, Township (Canada). 1885 – He won the Wicksteed Silver Medal as the gymnastics champion of the school’s junior class. 1887 – He graduated among the top 10 in his class with a B.A. Honours. 1891 – He worked as a Physical Education Teacher. – ..
1830 – Born on April 9th in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection. 1868 – He emigrated to the United States as a young man but remained obscure, when his large photographs of Yosemite Valley, California, made him world famous. ..
1754 – Born near Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, on the 21st of August. 1777 – At the age of 23, he walked to Birmingham, a distance of over 300 miles, in order to ask for a job with James Watt, the famous steam engine manufacturer. 1779 – In September Murdoch was sent to Redruth in ..
1791 – Born on the 27th of April in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 1810 – He graduated from Yale University. 1811 – He diligently worked on perfecting painting techniques under the careful eye of Allston. 1815 – He left the United States on August, and began his full time career as an American painter. ..
1779 – Born in Byfield, Massachusetts. 1824 – He was head machinist at the Lowell Machine Shop, in what was later called Lowell, Massachusetts, when it was established. – He went to work at a Nail Factory in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He partnered with Ezra Worthen, and together they ran a textile mill powered by ..
1818 – William Moon, born on the 18th of December in Hosmonden, Kent, England. He was an Englishman who created Moon type. 1840 – He became totally blind and began to teach blind children. 1843 – He first formulated ideas for using embossed letters. 1845 – He invented a system based on Roman capitals (Moon ..