1886 – Powel Crosley Jr., born on the 18th of September in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an American inventor, industrialist, and entrepreneur. 1907 – He formed a company to produce the Marathon Six, an inexpensive 6 cylinder car that sold for $300 less than other 2 and 3 cylinder vehicles on the market. It failed ..
1931 – Sam Cooke was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 22nd of January, one of eight children. His father, Charles Cooke, was a Baptist minister and it was in his church that Cooke sang in a group called the "Highway Q.C." 1951 – At age 20, Cooke replaced R.H. Harris as lead singer for ..
1944 – James H. Clark, born in Plainview, Texas. He is a prolific entrepreneur and former computer scientist. 1974 – Earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in physics, and then a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah. 1974 – 1978 – He served as an assistant professor at the University ..
1930 – Born on August 30th in Omaha, Nebraska. American financier and investment businessman. 1941 – Warren Buffett always found numbers fascinating, and bought his first stocks at age 11 — three shares in Cities Service Company, now known as CITGO. 1944 – He also sold soda pop door-to-door, had a paper route, and saved ..
1895 – Lena Himmelstein, a sixteen-year-old immigrant, arrived in New York, having traveled alone from her native Lithuania. 1899 – Married a Jewish immigrant jeweler from Russia named David Bryant. 1904 – Bryant’s business was so successful that she opened a shop with living quarters in the rear. A bank officer misspelled her ..
1950 – Born on the 18th of July in Shamley Green, Surrey, England. – Branson was educated at Scaitcliffe School (now Bishopsgate School) until the age of thirteen. 1965 – He then attended Stowe School until he was fifteen. – Branson has dyslexia, resulting in poor academic performance as a student. 1966 – ..
1857 – Born this year. 1886 – Co-introducer nad co-eponym of Ball jar. 1943 – Died ..
1875 – Roger Ward Babson was born 6th of July in Gloucester, Massachusetts. 1900 – Married to Grace Margaret Knight. 1904 – Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for investment firms. – Founded the Babson’s Statistical Organization, which analyzed stocks and business reports. It continues today as Babson-United Investment Reports. 1940 – Prohibition ..
1884 – Born on December 31st in Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada. A Canadian-born American businesswoman who developed a successful line of cosmetics and a chain of beauty salons and spas. 1908 – Florence Graham briefly pursued nurse’s training, worked as a secretary, and held various other jobs before moving from Canada to New York City. 1910 ..
1942 – Born on September 15th. A Brazilian airline businessman. 1976 – Acquired majority stake in Taxi Aereo Mari..