1806 – He was born on the 18th day of March this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was also a competent blacksmith, then became an expert machinist and fluent in French. 1830 – He studied engineering and became an expert in steam engines there. He then published many papers about the use of ..
1884 – Born in Basel, Switzerland on the 28th of January. 1930 – Piccard’s interests shifted when he realized that a modification of some of his atmospheric balloon concepts would allow descent into the deep ocean. 1931 – On the 27th of May, Auguste and Paul Kipfer took off from Augsburg, Germany, and reached a ..
1831 – Born on the 8th of July. 1853 – Pemberton married Wesleyan College student Ann Eliza Clifford Lewis and moved to Columbus, Georgia. 1870 – He moved his family to Atlanta and in March of that year was given US patent for an Improved Medical Compound From Globe Flower. 1886 – He created the ..
An American jazz and country guitarist and inventor. He is credited with having invented the 8-track tape recorder together with the techniques of ‘over dubbing’ and ‘multi-tracking’. His designs were taken up by the Gibson guitar comapny and the Gibson ‘Les Paul’ is recognised as one of the great guitar designs. It has since become a firm ..
1861 – Born on the 6th of November in Ramsay, Township (Canada). 1885 – He won the Wicksteed Silver Medal as the gymnastics champion of the school’s junior class. 1887 – He graduated among the top 10 in his class with a B.A. Honours. 1891 – He worked as a Physical Education Teacher. – ..
1830 – Born on April 9th in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England. English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and in motion-picture projection. 1868 – He emigrated to the United States as a young man but remained obscure, when his large photographs of Yosemite Valley, California, made him world famous. ..
1754 – Born near Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, on the 21st of August. 1777 – At the age of 23, he walked to Birmingham, a distance of over 300 miles, in order to ask for a job with James Watt, the famous steam engine manufacturer. 1779 – In September Murdoch was sent to Redruth in ..
1791 – Born on the 27th of April in Charlestown, Massachusetts. 1810 – He graduated from Yale University. 1811 – He diligently worked on perfecting painting techniques under the careful eye of Allston. 1815 – He left the United States on August, and began his full time career as an American painter. ..
1818 – William Moon, born on the 18th of December in Hosmonden, Kent, England. He was an Englishman who created Moon type. 1840 – He became totally blind and began to teach blind children. 1843 – He first formulated ideas for using embossed letters. 1845 – He invented a system based on Roman capitals (Moon ..
1745 – Born August 6, in Annonay, South of Lyon, France. Born into a family of successful paper manufacturers. Unlike his brother Joseph, has more businesslike temperament and was called back to Annonay to take over the family business when their oldest brother died. 1782 – Conducted the first test flight with his brother ..