US (German-born) electrical engineer an..
1781 – George Stephenson, born in Wylam, Northumberland, NE England, UK on the 9th of June. He was an English mechanical engineer who designed the famous and historically important steam locomotive named Rocket and is known as the "Father of Railways". 1801 – He obtained a situation as a brakesman. 1802 – He became an ..
1938 – Born in Baltimore, Maryland on the 23rd of October. Francis Hopkinson Smith, a noted engineer, artist, and writer. – Smith’s engineering firm was in business for thirty years, contracting many projects with the Federal Government, including the building of the Race Rock Lighthouse, the Block Island Break-water, the sea wall on Staten ..
1899 – Born on January 17th in London. Shute wrote very popular, contemporary, gently romantic adventures, most having something to do with flying or with Australia—plus one vision of the world after a nuclear holocaust. And it’s the latter he is most remembered for today. 1926 – His first novel was Marazan, in which the ..
English engineer and automobile manufacturer with Charles Rolls, co-founded Rolls-Royce..
1743 – He was born this year in Cecil County, Maryland, at the head of the Bohemia River. 1787 – He exhibited a boat propelled by machinery in this year on the Potomac River at what is now Shepherdstown, West Virginia, before a crowd of local notables, including Horatio Gates. 1788 – After ..
1806 – Born on the 12th of June in Mühlhausen. 1826 – He studied architecture and engineering under Rabe and Sluter, bridge construction and foundation construction under Dietleyn, hydraulics under Eytelwein, languages, and philosophy, graduating in with a degree in Civil Engineering. 1831 – On the 22nd of May, Roebling left Germany with his ..
1837 – Born on the 2nd of May in Robertville, South Carolina. 1857 – Graduating fourth in his class at West Point. 1867 – 1871 – Served as Engineer of the Army’s Division of the Pacific. 1876 – He is most famous for his Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies — a ..
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 ..
1958 – She was born on the 10th day of May this year in Los Angeles, California. 1975 – She graduated from Gross Mont High School, in 1975 as valedictorian. 1933 – She became the first Hispanic in space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in this year. ..