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    Wickham, Stealing Rubber Seeds
  Wickham, Stealing Rubber Seeds
Sir Henry Alexander Wickham was a British explorer. He later claimed in publicity that he was responsible for stealing about 70,000 seeds from the rubber-bearing tree, Hevea brasiliensis, in the Santarém area of Brazil in 1876. However there was, in...
 
    Auguste Escoffier, French Chef
  Auguste Escoffier, French Chef
Georges Auguste Escoffier was a French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who popularized and updated traditional French cooking methods. He is a legendary figure among chefs and gourmets, and was one of the most important leaders in the develop...
 
    Joseph Pulitzer, Publisher
  Joseph Pulitzer, Publisher
Joseph Pulitzer was a Hungarian-American publisher best known for posthumously establishing the Pulitzer Prizes and (along with William Randolph Hearst) for originating yellow journalism. After the war he settled in St. Louis, Missouri, where in 1...
 
    Bell, Inventor of the Telephone -1876
  Bell, Inventor of the Telephone -1876
Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish scientist and inventor who emigrated to Canada. Today, Bell is widely considered as one of the foremost developers of the telephone, together with Antonio Meucci, inventor of the first telephone prototype, and Phi...
 
    Thomas Edison, Inventor
  Thomas Edison, Inventor
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices which greatly influenced life in the 20th century. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the princi...
 
    Otto Lilienthal, The Glider King
  Otto Lilienthal, The Glider King
Otto Lilienthal was a German pioneer of human aviation who became known as the Glider King. He was the first person to make well-documented, repeated, successful gliding flights. He followed an experimental approach established earlier by Sir George...
 
    D. E. Salmon, Salmonella Bacteria
  D. E. Salmon, Salmonella Bacteria
Daniel Elmer Salmon was a veterinary surgeon. He earned the first D.V.M. degree awarded in the United States, and spent his career studying animal diseases for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He gave his name to the Salmonella genus of bacteria,...
 
    César Ritz, King of Hoteliers
  César Ritz, King of Hoteliers
César Ritz was a famous Swiss hotelier and founder of several hotels, most famously the Hôtel Ritz, in Paris and The Ritz Hotel in London. His nickname was "king of hoteliers, and hotelier to kings," and it is from his name and that of his hotels tha...
 
    Emergence of Advertising in America
  Emergence of Advertising in America
Volney B. Palmer opens the first American advertising agency...
 
    Charles Henry Dow, Co-founder Dow Jones
  Charles Henry Dow, Co-founder Dow Jones
Charles Henry Dow was an American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones & Company with Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser. Dow also founded The Wall Street Journal, which has become one of the most respected financial publications in the world. He a...
 
    John Frank Stevens, Panama Canal
  John Frank Stevens, Panama Canal
John Frank Stevens was an American engineer who built the Great Northern Railway in the United States and was chief engineer on the Panama Canal between 1905 and 1907. Stevens resigned suddenly from the Canal project in 1907 to Roosevelt's great anno...
 
    Salomon Andrée, Polar Explorer
  Salomon Andrée, Polar Explorer
Salomon August Andrée, during his lifetime most often known as S. A. Andrée, was a Swedish engineer, physicist, aeronaut and polar explorer who died while leading an attempt to reach the Geographic North Pole by hydrogen balloon. The balloon expediti...
 
    George Eastman, Founder Kodak
  George Eastman, Founder Kodak
George Eastman was an American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Roll film was also the basis for the invention of motion picture film in 1888 by t...
 
    Rudolf Diesel, Inventor Diesel Engine 1893
  Rudolf Diesel, Inventor Diesel Engine 1893
Born in Paris of Bavarian parents, Diesel studied at Munich Polytechnic. He began his career as a refrigerator engineer. For ten years he worked on various heat engines, including a solar-powered air engine. Diesel's ideas for an engine where the com...
 
    Georges Méliès, First "Cinemagician"
  Georges Méliès, First "Cinemagician"
Georges Méliès was a French filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest cinema. He was very innovative in the use of special effects. He accidentally discovered the stop trick, or substitution, in 1896, and...
 
         
         



 
 
         
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