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Isambard Kingdom Brunel
(Civil Engineer)
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
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Birthdate: April 9, 1806
Birthplace: Portsmouth, England
Died: September 15, 1859

English civil engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history." Considered a major figure of the Industrial Revolution, he built docks, a series of steamships, and many important bridges and tunnels. He was placed second in a BBC public poll to determine the "100 Greatest Britons" in 2002. 

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Fazlur Rahman Khan
(Structural Engineer and Architect Known for His Innovations in High-Rise Building Construction)
Fazlur Rahman Khan
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Birthdate: April 3, 1929
Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Died: March 27, 1982

Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American architect and structural engineer. Regarded as the father of tubular designs, Khan is credited with designing several skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Thanks to his ingenious use of structural systems, Khan is often referred to as the 20th century's greatest structural engineer and the Einstein of structural engineering.

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Wernher Von Braun
(Known as Father of Rocket Science)
Wernher Von Braun
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Birthdate: March 23, 1912
Birthplace: Wyrzysk, Poland
Died: June 16, 1977

German-born American aerospace engineer and space architect, Wernher Von Braun, worked in Nazi Germany's rocket development program as a young man. After World War II, he moved to the United States where he became a pioneer of rocket and space technology in the nation. In his later career, he became director of the newly formed Marshall Space Flight Center.

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Wilhelm Rontgen
(Mechanical engineer, Physicist)
Wilhelm Rontgen
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Birthdate: March 27, 1845
Birthplace: Lennep, Remscheid, Germany
Died: February 10, 1923

Wilhelm Rontgen was a German physicist and mechanical engineer. He is best remembered for producing and detecting X-rays for which he was honored with the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. His discovery of X-rays remains one of the greatest achievements in the field of medical science.

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Joseph Bazalgette
(British Civil Engineer Who Created a Sewerage System for Central London)
Joseph Bazalgette
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Birthdate: March 28, 1819
Birthplace: Enfield, London, England
Died: March 15, 1891

British civil engineer Joseph Bazalgette was the man behind the development of the sewage system of London. He was later knighted for his achievements and had also served as the president of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Another notable work of his was the Hammersmith Bridge.

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Franklin Chang Díaz
(Former NASA Astronaut, Founder and CEO of ‘Ad Astra Rocket Company’)
Franklin Chang Díaz
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Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Franklin Chang Díaz is a Costa Rican American physicist, mechanical engineer, and former NASA astronaut. He is credited with founding the Ad Astra Rocket Company where he currently serves as the CEO. On May 5, 2012, Franklin Chang Díaz was inducted into the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz
(German Mathematician and Engineer Whose Research on AC Systems Revolutionized the US Electric Industry)
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
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Birthdate: April 9, 1865
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: October 26, 1923
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Judith Resnik
(Engineer)
Judith Resnik
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Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: January 28, 1986

Judith Resnik was an American software engineer, electrical engineer, pilot, biomedical engineer, and NASA astronaut. She was the fourth woman and the first Jewish woman in space, logging 145 hours in orbit. Resnik, who died during the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986, received several posthumous honors. Judith Resnik’s life and career inspired the 1990 TV movie Challenger.

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Evan Williams
(Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter)
Evan Williams
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Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Birthplace: Clarks
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Dean Kamen
(Inventor of Segway and iBOT)
Dean Kamen
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Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York, United States
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James Glaisher
(Meteorologists)
James Glaisher
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Birthdate: April 7, 1809
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, England
Died: February 7, 1903

Renowned meteorologist and aeronaut James Glaisher was a pioneer of balloon flights and had penned the iconic book Travels in the Air. He had also contributed to the formation of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Britain. The 2019 movie The Aeronauts depicts his exploits as a balloonist.

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Andy Hertzfeld
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer)
Andy Hertzfeld
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Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Birthplace: Philadelphia

Andy Hertzfeld is an innovator and software engineer. During the 1980s, Hertzfeld was one of the members of the Apple Macintosh development team. He is also credited with co-founding companies like Radius, General Magic, and Eazel. From 2005 to 2013, he contributed to the development of Google+. Elden Henson and Michael Stuhlbarg portrayed him in Jobs and Steve Jobs respectively.

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Stan Winston
(Film director, Make-up artist, Film producer, Engineer, Writer, Actor, Theatrical makeup)
Stan Winston
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Birthdate: April 7, 1946
Birthplace: Arlington County
Died: June 16, 2008
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Richard Trevithick
(Pioneer of steam-powered road & rail transport)
Richard Trevithick
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Birthdate: April 13, 1771
Birthplace: Tregajorran, Cornwall, England
Died: April 22, 1833

Richard Trevithick was a British mining engineer and inventor. A pioneer of rail transport and steam-powered vehicles, Trevithick is credited with developing the first working railway steam locomotive and the first high-pressure steam engine. He was a highly respected figure in the fields of engineering and mining during the peak of his career.

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James H. Clark
(Computer scientist)
James H. Clark
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Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States
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Walter Chrysler
(Business person)
Walter Chrysler
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Birthdate: April 2, 1875
Birthplace: Wamego, Kansas, U.S.
Died: August 18, 1940
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Dan Gurney
(Formula One driver, Engineer, Racecar driver)
Dan Gurney
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Birthdate: April 13, 1931
Birthplace: Port Jefferson

An amateur drag racer in his youth, American racing driver Dan Gurney began his professional career in 1959, quickly becoming one of the most popular international racing stars of his era. Also a prominent race car constructor and the founder of All American Racers, he is known as much for his engineering acumen as for his quest for innovative solutions.

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Bassel al-Assad
(Politician, Engineer)
Bassel al-Assad
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Birthdate: March 23, 1962
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: January 21, 1994
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Stephanie Sheh
(Voice actress known for notable voice roles include Hinata Hyuga in the Naruto franchise, Orihime Inoue in Bleach)
Stephanie Sheh
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Birthdate: April 10, 1977
Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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J. Presper Eckert
(Electrical engineer)
J. Presper Eckert
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Birthdate: April 9, 1919
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 3, 1995
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Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Nuclear Physicist, Metallurgical Engineer)
Abdul Qadeer Khan
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Birthdate: April 1, 1936
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: October 10, 2021

Pakistani engineer Abdul Qadeer Khan was a major figure in the development of his country’s nuclear plans. His research also focused on uranium enrichment. He was later apparently involved in transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, among other countries, but was pardoned by then-president Pervez Musharraf.

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Elihu Thomson
(Engineer, Inventor)
Elihu Thomson
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Birthdate: March 29, 1853
Birthplace: Manchester
Died: March 13, 1937

Elihu Thomson was an English-born American inventor and engineer. He is credited with founding major electrical companies in France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 1882, Elihu Thomson founded the Thomson-Houston Electric Company which was renamed General Electric Company in 1892 after merging with the Edison General Electric Company. Thomson is also credited with inventing an arc-lighting system.

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Tony Fadell
(Engineer)
Tony Fadell
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Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Edwin Catmull
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Edwin Catmull
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Birthdate: March 31, 1945
Birthplace: Parkersburg
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Bob Rock
(Record producer well known as a producer for heavy metal bands such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe)
Bob Rock
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Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Grammy Award-winning Canadian sound engineer and music producer Robert Jens Rock, or Bob Rock, has not just worked with bands such as Metallica and Aerosmith, but has also composed for films such as Mission: Impossible II and St. Elmo's Fire. He is part of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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Ferdinand Piëch
(Austrian Business Magnate and Former Chairman of Volkswagen Group (1993 - 2015))
Ferdinand Piëch
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Birthdate: April 17, 1937
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: August 25, 2019

Remembered widely as the grandson of Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinand Piech later joined Audi. He is also known for converting Volkswagen from a loss-making firm to one of the world leaders in the global automobile scene. He had apparently fathered 12 children with several women.

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Daniel Kottke
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Daniel Kottke
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Birthdate: April 4, 1954
Birthplace: Bronxville
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Abu Hamza al-Masri
(Civil engineer, Engineer, Preacher)
Abu Hamza al-Masri
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Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Birthplace: Alexandria

Abu Hamza al-Masri is an Egyptian cleric who served as the imam of London's Finsbury Park Mosque. He was accused by the British authorities for inciting racial hatred and violence and the court found him guilty in 2006. In 2012, Hamza was extradited to the USA to face terrorism charges. In 2014, he was found guilty of 11 terrorism charges.

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Oleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)
Oleksandr Turchynov
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Birthdate: March 31, 1964
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk
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Will Packer
(Film producer)
Will Packer
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Birthdate: April 11, 1974
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida
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Robert Metcalfe
(Computer scientist, Engineer)
Robert Metcalfe
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Birthdate: April 7, 1946
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Carl Wilhelm Siemens
(German-British Electrical Engineer and Businessman)
Carl Wilhelm Siemens
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Birthdate: April 4, 1823
Birthplace: Gehrden, Germany
Died: November 19, 1883

German-British inventor and electrical engineer, who revolutionized the steel-making and glass-making industries, is best remembered for using the Siemens-Martin process to create the regenerative furnace. His achievements earned him accolades such as the Albert Medal. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and was knighted shortly before his death.

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Othmar Herman Ammann
(Civil engineer)
Othmar Herman Ammann
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Birthdate: March 26, 1879
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: September 22, 1965

Swiss-American engineer Othmar Herman Ammann is best remembered for designing long suspension bridges, such as the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the George Washington Bridge. He also owned a firm in New York and had a long stint with the Port of New York Authority. He also designed part of the Lincoln Center.

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Robert Watson-Watt
(British Pioneer of Radio Direction Finding and Radar Technology)
Robert Watson-Watt
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Birthdate: April 13, 1892
Birthplace: Brechin, Scotland
Died: December 5, 1973

Robert Watson-Watt, often called the father of radar was a British physicist who did pioneering work in radio direction finding (RDF) and radar technology. He developed high-frequency direction finding (huff-duff) as a system for locating lightning. It was later introduced during the Second World War and played an instrumental role in intelligence, mainly in catching enemy radios while they transmitted.

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Jacob Appelbaum
(computer scientist, blogger, Internet activist, journalist)
Jacob Appelbaum
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Birthdate: April 1, 1983
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Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Computer scientist, Engineer, Scientist, Programmer)
Yukihiro Matsumoto
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Birthdate: April 14, 1965
Birthplace: Ōsaka Prefecture
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Henry Royce
(1st Baronet of Seaton and car designer who co-founded the Rolls-Royce automobile company)
Henry Royce
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Birthdate: March 27, 1863
Birthplace: Huntingdonshire, England
Died: April 22, 1933

Famous for his designs of car and airplane engines, fifteen years old Frederick Henry Royce learned engineering through hands-on during his apprenticeship at Great Northern Railway Company rather than through education. At twenty-one, he started his own engineering business, manufacturing electrically driven cranes, dynamos, and motors, eventually drawing the attention of C.S. Rolls, co-founding the Rolls Royce Company with him.

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Ze Frank
(Artist)
Ze Frank
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Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Birthplace: Guilderland
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Greg Gianforte
(25th Governor of Montana)
Greg Gianforte
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Birthdate: April 17, 1961
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Henry Ossian Flipper
(Military Leader)
Henry Ossian Flipper
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Birthdate: March 21, 1856
Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States
Died: April 26, 1940

Then first Black to have graduated from West Point’s Military Academy, Henry Ossian Flipper was born to slave parents. He also became the first African-American to command US Army troops. He was dismissed unjustly on embezzlement charges and later worked as a civil engineer. His name was cleared posthumously.

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Paddy Lowe
(Engineer)
Paddy Lowe
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Birthdate: April 8, 1962
Birthplace: Nairobi

Paddy Lowe is best known as the former chief of the Mercedes Formula One team. He later established a petroleum company. He and his brother Michael Lowe became the first brother duo to be part of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been the chief technical officer of Williams Racing.

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Noshir Gowadia
(Former Design Engineer and Spy)
Noshir Gowadia
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Birthdate: April 11, 1944
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Eddie Kramer
(engineer, audio engineer, record producer, composer)
Eddie Kramer
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Birthdate: April 19, 1942
Birthplace: Cape Town

Born to anti-Apartheid parents in South Africa, Eddie Kramer later moved to London with his family. An expert in classical piano, he later deviated to jazz and soon became one of the greatest rock producers/engineers of the world. His collaborators included The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Rolling Stones.

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Zénobe Gramme
(Belgian Electrical Engineer Who Invented the Gramme Machine)
Zénobe Gramme
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Birthdate: April 4, 1826
Birthplace: Amay, Belgium
Died: January 20, 1901

Belgian electrical engineer Zénobe Gramme is remembered for inventing the Gramme machine. While he initially worked in an electrical industry factory in Paris, he later collaborated with French engineer Hippolyte Fontaine, to work on his dynamo model. His invention made use of much higher voltages than the standard dynamos back then.

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Fred Brooks
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher)
Fred Brooks
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Birthdate: April 19, 1931
Birthplace: Durham
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Vilma Espín
(Cuban Revolutionary, Feminist, and Chemical Engineer Who Helped Organize the '26th of July Movement')
Vilma Espín
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Birthdate: April 7, 1930
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: June 18, 2007

Vilma Espín Guillois was a Cuban revolutionary, chemical engineer, and feminist. She is best remembered as an adamant feminist who helped organize a vanguard revolutionary organization called 26th of July Movement, which later became a political party. Vilma Espín also helped establish the Federation of Cuban Women. She also advocated equal rights for women in all aspects of life.

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Richard von Mises
(Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher, Engineer, University teacher)
Richard von Mises
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Birthdate: April 19, 1883
Birthplace: Lviv
Died: July 14, 1953

Richard von Mises was an Austrian Jewish scientist and mathematician. He is known for his work on solid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeronautics, fluid mechanics, and probability theory. He was the Gordon McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. He is the one who proposed the now-famous "birthday problem" in probability theory. He was married to mathematician Hilda Geiringer.  

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Sherman Fairchild
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Financier, Businessperson)
Sherman Fairchild
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Birthdate: April 7, 1896
Birthplace: Oneonta
Died: March 28, 1971
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Joseph Bramah
(Civil engineer, Engineer)
Joseph Bramah
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Birthdate: April 13, 1748
Birthplace: Barnsley
Died: December 9, 1814

Joseph Bramah started his career as a cabinet maker and over time, revolutionized the lock-making industry with his pick-proof locks. Along with blacksmith Henry Maudslay, he changed the course of 19th-century British manufacturing. Best known for his hydraulic press, he also built water closets in Queen Victoria’s home.

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Donald Wills Douglas Sr.
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Birthdate: April 6, 1892
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: February 1, 1981