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1777 – William Brunton was born on May 26th in Lochwinnoch. Scottish engineer and inventor. 1796-1808 – He was a mechanic at Boulton & Watt and left there for the Butterley Ironworks. 1813 – Constructed a remarkable locomotive at the Butterley ironworks near Alfreston, Derbyshire. 1814 – William devised a four-wheel steam locomotive the drive ..

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1880 – James Wares Bryce was born on the 5th of September in New York City. He was an American engineer and inventor.        – He studied for three years at College of the City of New York before taking a draftsman position.        – He later took a position at IBM and was a ..

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1944 – Brumer joined the consulting firm of Ammann and Whitney, premier bridge building company. 1949 – He was made partner of Ammann and Whitney. 1964 – Milton Brumer was chief engineer in charge of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world (4,260 ft.). 1965 – He became the president of Ammann ..

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1806 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsea, Portsmouth on April 9th. Brunel was one of the most versatile and audacious engineers of the 19th century, responsible for the design of tunnels, bridges, railway lines and ships. 1829 – Clifton suspension bridge, Bristol. A competition was launched for a bridge across the Avon to ..

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1951 – Born on July 22nd in Texas. American chemical engineer and educator. 1979 – Received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.          – Became an assistant professor in the faculty of MIT. 1989 – He was the chairman of chemical engineering department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1996 – He was the ..

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1927 – Born in New York City on the 19th of September. 1949 – He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science; Brown took three degrees at Columbia University, including, at age 21, a Ph.D. in physics. 1952 he joined the staff of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, California, 1950 – He served ..

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1849 – Born on November 21st in Bringetofta, Sweden. Swedish metallurgist, engineer and developer of the Brinell hardness test and equipment. 1900 – He first demonstrated his idea at the Paris Exhibition, the test provides a hardness number or rating based on pressing a standard size steel ball into a metal specimen using a known ..

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1912 – Wernher von Braun was born in Wirsitz, Province of Posen in the German Kingdom of Prussia on the 23rd of March. 1925 – Von Braun attended a boarding school at Ettersburg castle near Weimar where at first he did not do well in physics and mathematics. 1934 – He was awarded a doctorate ..

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1822 – Richard Vicars Boyle was born.          – He went to India to build the railroads.          – He made history during the Indian mutiny, when, with only fifty men, he held out against three thousand rebels.          – He also helped in the building of the railways in Japan. 1908 ..

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1938 – Samuel Wright Bodman III was Born in Chicago, Illinois. 1961 – Graduated with a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. 1965 – Completed his Sc.D. in chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.       – Served as an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT.       – Worked in the financial ..

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