1859 – Born on February 3rd in Rheydt, Prussia (Germany). German aircraft designer and early proponent of the monoplane and all-metal construction of aircraft. 1909 – His aeronautical work began in earnest only at the age of fifty. He had far-seeing ideas of metal aeroplanes and flying wings, but always realities of war dragged him ..
1957 – Andrea Jung, born on Ontario, Canada. She s a Chinese American business executive. 1979 – Received her BA English Literature, in Princeton University. 1994 – First came to Avon as the company’s president in its Product Marketing Group. 1996 – She was given a promotion to President, Global Marketing. 1997 – Promoted to ..
US food businessman founder and eponym of H. J. Hein..
1949 – born Jan. 10, Marshall, Texas, U.S., Foreman grew up in Houston, Texas, and learned to box in a U.S. Job Corps camp in Oregon. 1968 – He won the Olympic gold medal in heavyweight boxing. 1973 – His first world heavyweight title victory was his second-round knockout of Joe ..
1863 – Born on July 30th in Wayne county, Michigan. An American industrialist who revolutionized factory production with his assembly-line methods. 1879 – At age 16 he walked to Detroit to find work in its machine shops. 1888 – Ford moved back to Detroit nine years later as a married man. His wife, Clara Bryant, ..
1898 – Born on February 18th in Modena, Italy. An Italian automobile manufacturer, designer, and racing-car driver whose Ferrari cars often dominated world racing competition in the second half of the 20th century. 1920 – Became a racing-car driver for the Alfa Romeo Company. 1929 – Formed a racing stable, Scuderia Ferrari, which remained ..
1854 – Born on July 12th in Waterville, New York. Eastman, George American inventor and philanthropist, who played a leading role in transforming photography from an expensive hobby of a few devotees into a relatively inexpensive and immensely popular pastime. Inventor of the Kodak camera. 1884 – Eastman patented the first film in roll form ..
1912 – She was born this year in New York City, she was the only child of tobacco and electric energy tycoon, James Buchanan Duke and his second wife, Southern aristocrat, Nanaline Holt Inman. 1925 – Her father died, his will left approximately half of his huge estate to the Duke Endowment ..
1804 – Born on February 7th in in Rutland, Vermont. John Deere was an Illinois blacksmith and manufacturer. 1821 – John turned seventeen and he was asked to become an apprentice blacksmith. 1837 – John Deere designed the first cast steel plow that greatly assisted the Great Plains farmers. – He moved ..
1791 – Peter Cooper, inventor, industrialist, and idealist, was born on February 12th in New York City and raised in Peekskill, New York. – Cooper’s other contribution to the industrialization of America included the first American-built stream locomotive (called the Tom Thumb), isinglass, gelatin (jello), and a new method of salt-making. He was ..