1800 – William Gregg was born. – President of the first cotton mill in the South, organized the S.C. Institute to encourage mechanical arts. 1845 – He publicized his ideas in his Essays on Domestic Industry. – He argued that economic domination by the North was best met by Southern industrialization. ..
1892 – He was born on the 15th day of December of this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He was an avid collector of art and antiquities, and his collection forms the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California. 1914 – He enrolled at the University of Southern California, then ..
1820 – Born in Durham County, North Carolina on the 18th of December. 1842 – On the 9th of August, he married Mary Caroline Clinton. 1852 – After Mary Duke’s death at age twenty-two, he married Artelia Roney on the 9th of December. 1863-1865 – He served in the Confederate (Navy) ? ..
1886 – Powel Crosley Jr., born on the 18th of September in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was an American inventor, industrialist, and entrepreneur. 1907 – He formed a company to produce the Marathon Six, an inexpensive 6 cylinder car that sold for $300 less than other 2 and 3 cylinder vehicles on the market. It failed ..
1881 – William Edward Boeing was born on the 1st of October in Detroit, Michigan. American aircraft industrialist. 1903 – Boeing left Yale to go into the lumber side of the business. 1909 – He was the President of Greenwood Logging Company; he experimented with boat design, traveled to Seattle. – In Alaska-Yukon-Pacific ..
1882 – Born on the 12th of August. 1907 – He founded the Bendix Corporation of Chicago to manufacture automobiles, called Bendix Buggies. 1910 – Bendix invented and patented the Bendix drive. 1914 – Developed and manufactured the electric starter drive. 1923 – Bendix founded the Bendix Brake Company, and eventually created the first four-wheel ..
1890 – Hugh Beaver was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. – Educated at Wellington College, Berkshire. 1910-1912 – Served in the Indian Police force. 1921 – Returned to England, before joining Alexander Gibb and Partners, Engineers. 1940-1945 – He was a partner of the firm Alexander Gibb and Partners, Engineers. 1943 – He ..
1732 – Born on the 23rd of December in Preston, Lancashire, NW England, UK. 1755 – Married his first wife, Patience Holt. 1768 – He set up his celebrated spinning-frame in Preston; the first machine that could produce cotton thread of sufficient strength to be used as warp. 1769 – He had patented the Water ..
1921 – Agnelli was born in Turin, Italy on March 12, 1921. 1940 – Got his education at Pinerolo Cavalry Academy and studied law at the University of Turin. He joined the tank regiment in June at the start of World War II. 1966 – Became president of FIAT, opened factories from Russia to South ..
1910 – Born on May 2, 1910 in Boston. 1932 – Attended Saint Mark School, graduated from Harvard College and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Adams was a sixth generation Harvard legacy student (his great-great-great-grandfather, President John Adams graduated from Harvard in 1755). 1948-1960 – He served as the first president of the ..