America has always been the hotbed of tinkerers. By 19th century, America was on a fast lane to engineering success. Ground-breaking engineering feats stirred America’s appetite for industrial preeminence and towards the beginning of 19th century, it was already belting out engineering milestones — some original and some borrowed (at times illegally) from British Isles. By the end of that century, America was crafting its own major inventions, like the steamboat and cotton gin. With such engineering advancements, the country was clearly on its way to gaining industrial supremacy. This spurred a rise of famous engineering schools like MIT, the Case Institute, and Stevens Institute of Technology, which generated a steady supply of engineers. Since the last 70 years, America has been the world leader in engineering excellence, ruling markets from steel and cars to energy and aerospace. Let us explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on America's eminent engineers in the biographies presented below.
Elon MuskElon Musk

28 June 1971

Jeff BezosJeff Bezos

12 January 1964

Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong

05 August 1930

Bill GatesBill Gates

28 October 1955

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla

10 July 1856

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai

12 July 1972

Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin

20 January 1930

Howard HughesHoward Hughes

24 December 1905

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey

19 November 1976

Henry FordHenry Ford

30 July 1863

Tim CookTim Cook

01 November 1960

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak

11 August 1950

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Satya NadellaSatya Nadella

19 August 1967

John McAfeeJohn McAfee

18 September 1945

Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds

28 December 1969

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz

22 May 1984

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt

27 April 1955

Jan KoumJan Koum

24 February 1976

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Amar BoseAmar Bose

02 November 1929

Jerry Yang Jerry Yang

06 November 1968

Robert NoyceRobert Noyce

12 December 1927

John BardeenJohn Bardeen

23 May 1908

Jack KilbyJack Kilby

08 November 1923

Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson

23 April 1941

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Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering

29 August 1876

Emily Warren RoeblingEmily Warren Roebling

23 September 1843

Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke

10 February 1883

An WangAn Wang

07 February 1920

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Evan WilliamsEvan Williams

31 March 1972

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming

14 October 1900

Kate GleasonKate Gleason

25 November 1865

Olive DennisOlive Dennis

20 November 1885

Squire WhippleSquire Whipple

16 September 1804

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Henry GannettHenry Gannett

24 August 1846

Elmina WilsonElmina Wilson

29 September 1870

Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg

08 September 1981

Lisa NowakLisa Nowak

10 May 1963

Robert MetcalfeRobert Metcalfe

07 April 1946

Max YasgurMax Yasgur

15 December 1919

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Richard StallmanRichard Stallman

16 March 1953

Robert MosesRobert Moses

18 December 1888

Anwar al-AwlakiAnwar al-Awlaki

22 April 1971

Gordon CooperGordon Cooper

06 March 1927

Ed BoonEd Boon

22 February 1964

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor

20 March 1856

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Gary GygaxGary Gygax

27 July 1938

Sid MeierSid Meier

24 February 1954

George HotzGeorge Hotz

02 October 1989

Steve AlbiniSteve Albini

22 July 1962

John CarmackJohn Carmack

20 August 1970

Claude ShannonClaude Shannon

30 April 1916

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Bo WelchBo Welch

30 November 1951

Gene KranzGene Kranz

17 August 1933

Michael TeutulMichael Teutul

26 November 1978

Brendan EichBrendan Eich

04 July 1961

Bernhard Caesar EinsteinBernhard Caesar Einstein

10 July 1930

Robert H. GoddardRobert H. Goddard

05 October 1882

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Vannevar BushVannevar Bush

11 March 1890

Guion BlufordGuion Bluford

22 November 1942

Casey JonesCasey Jones

14 March 1863

Owsley StanleyOwsley Stanley

19 January 1935

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning

22 November 1980

Wally SchirraWally Schirra

12 March 1923

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Granville WoodsGranville Woods

23 April 1856

George WestinghouseGeorge Westinghouse

06 October 1846

Richard GarriottRichard Garriott

04 July 1961

Jack FiskJack Fisk

19 December 1945

Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart

30 January 1925

Robert KearnsRobert Kearns

10 March 1927

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Charles GoodyearCharles Goodyear

29 December 1800

Ellison OnizukaEllison Onizuka

24 June 1946

Stephanie ShehStephanie Sheh

10 April 1977

Burt RutanBurt Rutan

17 June 1943

Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow

1971 AD

Preston TuckerPreston Tucker

21 September 1903

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James H. ClarkJames H. Clark

23 March 1944

Tim SchaferTim Schafer

26 July 1967

Anousheh AnsariAnousheh Ansari

12 September 1966