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Happy Birthday, Elijah McCoy

May 2, 2024

Elijah McCoy is known for inventing a steam engine lubrication system. But did you know that he also filed 57 other U.S. patents, including a lawn sprinkler designed to look like a turtle?

Happy Birthday, Caroline Herschel

March 16, 2024

Learn about Caroline Herschel, a luminary astronomer who discovered multiple star clusters and laid the foundation for the star catalog.

Beulah Louise Henry and the Bobbinless Sewing Machine

February 11, 2024

Receiving 49 U.S. patents and creating more than 100 inventions, Beulah Louise Henry is remembered as a prolific inventor of the twentieth century.

Happy Birthday, John von Neumann

December 28, 2023

One of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century, John von Neumann also left major marks on quantum mechanics and computer science. Learn more about this polymath’s legacy.

Happy Birthday, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

October 24, 2023

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek advanced the capabilities of microscopes and made invaluable contributions to the understanding of microbiology. Let’s take a look at his legacy.

Happy Birthday, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

October 19, 2023

A stellar finding: In the 1930s, it was discovered that certain dying stars will form into extremely dense alternative bodies. Learn about the theoretical physicist who brought this to light.

Happy Birthday, Michiyo Tsujimura

September 17, 2023

In 1932, Michiyo Tsujimura’s thesis on the chemical components of green tea was approved by the Tokyo Imperial University — making her the first woman in Japan to receive a doctorate’s degree in agriculture.

Happy Birthday, Anders Jonas Ångström

August 13, 2023

The angstrom unit, a university laboratory, and a crater on the moon are all named after Anders Jonas Ångström. Let’s learn more about this physicist whose work and accolades are out of this world!

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