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1769 – He was born on the 25th of April. 1793 – After the French Revolution, he fled to the United States, becoming chief engineer of New York. 1799 – He moved to Britain, which presented greater opportunities for the development of mass-production machinery, and which was the home of his future wife Sophia Kingdom, ..

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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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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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