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1863 – He was born on the 14th day of March this year in southeast Missouri.   1878 – He went to work for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad as an apprentice telegrapher.   1890 – He had reached the pinnacle of the railroad profession as a crack locomotive engineer on the Illinois Central Railroad. ..

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1832 – William Le Baron Jenney, born on the 25th of September in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He as an American architect and engineer who became known as the Father of the American skyscraper. 1853 – He first began his formal education at the Lawrence Scientific school at Harvard and transferred to L’École Centrale des Artes et ..

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2667 BC – Born in Egypt.          – He may also have been responsible for the first known use of columns in architecture. 2630 BC – 2611 BC – He designed the Pyramid of Djzosèr at Saqqara in Egypt, during the 3rd Dynasty.          – He is also possibly the source and creator ..

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1906 – Soichiro Honda, born on the 17th of November in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. The eldest son of a blacksmith who repaired bicycles, the young Soichiro had only an elementary school education when, in his teens, he left home to seek his fortune in Tokyo. He was a mechanical engineer with a passion for motorcycle ..

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David DuBose Gaillard was a United States Army Engineer. 1884 – Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. 1907 – He was placed in charge of construction of the central portion of the Canal. 1913 – Died of a brain tumor a months before the canal’s completion. The Gaillard Cut of the ..

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1765 – He was born on the 14th day of November of this year in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.   1777 – He may have become interested in steamboats in this year when (at the age of 12) he visited William Henry of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who had found out about Watt’s steam engine on a visit ..

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1895 – Born on the12 th of July in Milton, Massachusetts. 1917 – He served in the U.S. Navy in World War I as a shipboard radio operator, as an editor of a publication, and as a crash-boat commander. 1927 – At the age of 32, bankrupt and jobless, living in inferior housing in Chicago, ..

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