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Dr. Charles Richard Drew was born on June 3, 1904, in Washington, D.C. He was an African-American physician who developed ways to process and store blood plasma in "blood banks." He directed the blood plasma programs of the United States and Great Britain in World War II, but resigned after a ruling that the blood of African-Americans would be segregated.
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Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Cochran. She was an investigative journalist who championed the poor and disenfranchised. Defying sexism and poor opportunities for young women at every turn, Bly gained fame and recognition by her distinctly empathetic and critical writing style and her willingness to undergo intense undercover investigations in order to expose corruption and its effects on the nation’s underprivileged. Inspiring woman! :)
1963 ... television eyeglasses
Television eyeglasses, 1963 - Hugo Gernsback, noted inventor, author, publisher, futurist and the creator of the modern science fiction genre wears a TV visor mock-up to illustrate something he thought would be invented in the coming years. Looks bonkers but he was right - you can buy video goggles today.
Science & Innovation – John Logie Baird – Heroes Centre
January 27, 1926 THE “TELEVISOR” IS HERE! John L. Baird, the Scottish inventor, gave a demonstration here in London today of his “televisor”. This 1st public demonstration of the invention was attended by 50 scientists. The brief images shown on the televisor were of the heads of ventriloquist dummies which had been placed in front of a camera out of view of the audience.
John Muir: A Man for the Ages
JOHN MUIR, A MAN FOR THE AGES: He wore many hats in his lifetime. He worked as a farmer, a sheepherder and an inventor. But it was his work as an explorer, a naturalist, a conservationist, an environmentalist and a writer that made him a man for the ages. He founded the Sierra Club, convinced President Theodore Roosevelt to save our national parks, and gave us the gift of some of the most powerful words ever spoken about our country. #Roosevelt #nationalparks #conservation #nature
National Women's History Museum
Margaret E. Knight: 1838-1914; Margaret E. Knight was an American inventor. In 1868, she invented a machine that formed flat bottomed paper bags. Charles Annan, who was in the shop where Knight worked, stole and patented the device. Knight filed a successful patent interference lawsuit and co-established the Eastern Paper Bag Co. She was awarded the Decoration of the Royal Legion of Honour by Queen Victoria and was inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2006.
Lady Edison If inventors were as revered in the 19th century as they were in the 20th, Beulah Henry (1887-1973) would be famous. Though she had a role in over 100 inventions—the can opener, inflatable doll, hair curlers, the vacuum ice cream freezer, and the “protograph” (a primitive photocopying machine) —she only has 49 US patents.
Biography of Johann Gregor Mendel - Father of Genetics
Johann Gregor Mendel | The Silesian scientist and Augustinian friar who is considered to be the father of genetics. Mendel demonstrated that the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants follows particular patterns, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance.
George Westinghouse was an amazing American who changed the world. He invented the air brake for trains. Until this invention, only locomotives had brakes and thousands died annually in train wrecks. Every train in the world today still uses his system. In addition, the AC power used all over the world was pioneered by Westinghouse. Edison wanted to use DC power because he could make more money but Nikolai Tesla convinced Westinghouse that AC was better . His impact on the world was huge.