1838 – John Wanamaker was born on July 11th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. United States department store merchant. 1858 – A devout Presbyterian, he founded the Bethany Sunday School, and supported temperance and the Pennsylvania Blue Laws. 1861 – After a few years as secretary of the Philadelphia Young Men’s Christian Association, he and his new ..
1920 – Born on February 7th in Shanghai, China. Invented Magnetic Core Memory, pulse transfer controlling device. 1949 – Married to Lorraine Wang. – An Wang introduced his first computer product. 1951 – Founded Wang Laboratories with $15,000. 1954 – An Wang emigrated from China and became a US citizen. 1955 – Awarded ..
1918 – Born on the 4th of July in Singapore. – Craven served as a pilot in World War II, flying DeHavilland Mosquito over Germany to take photographs of enemy positions, each time he is flying into enemy territory in an unarmed plane. – He met his first wife, Marjorie Bevan ..
1912 – Born on August 4th in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish businessman and diplomat who became legendary through his efforts to rescue Hungarian Jews during World War II and through his disappearance while a prisoner in the Soviet Union. 1936 – A descendant of a wealthy and prestigious family of bankers, industrialists, and diplomats, Wallenberg studied ..
French heretic and preacher leader and eponym of the Waldenses excommunicated by Catho..
US administrator and banker chairman of Federal Reserve Board..
1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..
1927 – Lillian Vernon was born Lilly Menasche in Leipzig, Germany. Lillian Vernon, 75, is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Lillian Vernon Corporation, a specialty catalog and online retailer that she founded 52 years ago on her kitchen table. 1949 – She attended New York University, but, like many women at the time, ..
1794 – He was born this year on the 27th of May in Port Richmond, Staten Island New York. 1810 – By age 16, he was operating his own business, ferrying freight and passengers between Staten Island and Manhattan. 1812 – During this year’s war, he received a government contract to supply the ..
US movie actress wife of Artie Shaw ..