1918 – Born on the 4th of July in Singapore. – Craven served as a pilot in World War II, flying DeHavilland Mosquito over Germany to take photographs of enemy positions, each time he is flying into enemy territory in an unarmed plane. – He met his first wife, Marjorie Bevan ..
1781 – Born on May 29th in Stockton-on-Tees, England. John Walker invented the friction match. 1827 – He first sold his "friction lights" on his store. 1859 – Died on May 1st in Stockto..
1798 – Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, born on the 7th of October to a Mirecourt family since both his grand-father and his father were engaged in the same trade. He was an illustrious French violin maker. 1818 – Arrived in Paris to work for François Chanot. 1821 – He joined the workshop of Simon Lété, François-Louis ..
1745 – Volta was born in Como on February 18th. Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist, known for his pioneering work in electricity. 1774 – Became professor of physics at the Royal School in Como, and in the following year he devised the electrophorus, an instrument that produced charges of static electricity. 1775 – Devised the electrophorus, ..
1866 – Born on March 15th in Aurskog. Johann Vaaler, of Christiania, Norway, received a German patent for the paper clip. 1899 – He invented the paper clip design and received the patented in Germany. 1901 – Received the U. S. patent for a "Paper Clip or Holder" ("forming same of a spring material, such ..
1896 – Born on August 15th in St. Petersburg, Russia. Soviet scientist, musician, and inventor of the theremin, the body-controlled instrument that bears his name, born in St. Petersburg. 1919 – The theremin was invented and became the first electronic musical instrument that had a career in the XX-century and it is still the only ..
1856 – He was born on the 10th day of July of this year in Smiljan, Military Frontier, Austrian Empire. His baptism certificate reports that he was born on June 28, 1856, and christened by the Serbian Orthodox priest Toma Oklobdžija. His father was Rev. Milutin Tesla, a priest in the Serbian Orthodox Church Metropolitanate ..
1811 – Isaac Merritt Singer, born on the 26th of October in Pittstown, New York. He was an American inventor, actor, and entrepreneur. 1830 – Married Catherine Maria Haley. 1835 – He moved with Catherine and their son William to New York City, working in a press shop. 1836 – Left the city as an ..
1823 – Born on April 4th in Lenthe, Prussia (now in Germany). German-born English engineer and inventor, important in the development of the steel and telegraph industries. – Financed by his uncle, he then studied chemistry, physics, and mathematics for a year at the University of Göttingen, where his brother-in-law was a professor ..
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 ..