31 Aug 2017

                        Earl W. Bascom (June 19, 1906 – August 28, 1995) was an American painter, printmaker and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing across the American and Canadian West. Childhood Earl Bascom was born in a sod-roofed log cabin […]

31 Aug 2017

            Ulugh Beg (c. 1393 or 1394 in Sultaniyeh (Persia) – October 27, 1449) was a Timurid ruler as well as an astronomer, mathematician and sultan. His commonly-known name is not truly a personal name, but rather a moniker, which can be loosely translated as „Great Ruler” or „Patriarch Ruler” and […]

31 Aug 2017

      Alexander Yakovlevich Bereznyak (December 29 [O.S. 16 December] 1912–July 7, 1974) was a Soviet aircraft and missile designer. He was the Chief Designer of MKB „Raduga”, from March 1957. He was born on 29 December, 1912 in Boyarkino, Ozerski District, Moscow Region. Alexander Bereznyak was a Soviet aircraft designer, a doctor of technical […]

31 Aug 2017

            Clarence Frank Birdseye II (December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956) was an American inventor who is considered the founder of the modern frozen food industry. Early life Birdseye’s double belt freezer (US Patent #1,773,079) Birdseye was born in Brooklyn in New York City. He became interested in food preservation […]

01 Aug 2017

Arthur Paul Pedrick Arthur Paul Pedrick was a prolific British inventor who obtained 162 United Kingdom patents between 1962 and his death in 1976.[1] His inventions were notable for their almost complete lack of practical applicability. Personal life Very little is known about the mysterious Pedrick. It is widely reported[1][2] that he worked for many […]

01 Aug 2017

Jerome H. Lemelson Jerome „Jerry” Hal Lemelson (July 18, 1923 Staten Island, New York – October 1, 1997) was a prolific and controversial American engineer, inventor and patent holder. Inventions in the fields in which he patented make possible, wholly or in part, innovations like automated warehouses, industrial robots, cordless telephones, fax machines, videocassette recorders, […]

01 Aug 2017

Josephine Garis Cochrane (1839 – August 3, 1913) invented the first practical mechanical dishwasher in 1886, in Shelbyville, Illinois. Mrs. Cochrane was a rich woman who held many fancy dinner parties. She didn’t do any of the dishes herself because she had servants to do that for her, but she wanted a machine that could do […]