Scientists From Maine

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Maine has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include Jessica Meir, Hudson Maxim, Victor A. McKusick, Addison Emery Verrill, William Cranch Bond and others.
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Jessica Meir
(American-Swedish Physiologist, Marine Biologist, and NASA Astronaut)
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Birthdate: July 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jessica Meir is an American-Swedish physiologist, marine biologist, and NASA astronaut. She is best known for her studies of the physiology of bar-headed geese and the behavior and diving physiology of emperor penguins. In 2020, Jessica Meir was named in Time magazine's Most Influential People list.

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Victor A. McKusick
(American Medical Geneticist Known for His Early Recognition of the Significance of Mapping the Entire Human Genome)
Victor A. McKusick
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Birthdate: October 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 22, 2008

Victor A. McKusick was an American medical geneticist and internist. Widely regarded as the father of medical genetics, McKusick was an ardent supporter of the mapping of the human genome. A celebrated geneticist, Victor A. McKusick won many prestigious awards including the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his contribution to science. 

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Hudson Maxim
(Inventor)
Hudson Maxim
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Birthdate: February 3, 1853
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 6, 1927
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William Cranch Bond
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Birthdate: September 9, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 29, 1859

Born to a clockmaker father, William Cranch Bond made his first clock at 15 and then took over his father’s William Bond Clock Shop. Watching a solar eclipse pushed him into astronomy, and he ended up discovering Hyperion, the eighth moon of Saturn. He was also the Harvard Observatory’s first director.

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Addison Emery Verrill
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Birthdate: February 9, 1839
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 10, 1926
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Merritt Lyndon Fernald
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Birthdate: October 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 22, 1950
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Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
(US Author, Folklorist, and Ornithologist Known for Her Writings on Maine)
Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
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Birthdate: June 18, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 31, 1946

US author and ornithologist Fannie Hardy Eckstorm is remembered for her extensive writings on the folklore and culture of Maine, her native land. She also scripted history as the first female school superintendent in Maine and later penned countless books, such as The Woodpeckers and The Penobscot Man.