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    Gutenberg, Inventor Movable Type - 1439
  Gutenberg, Inventor Movable Type - 1439
Johannes Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced modern book printing. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of...
 
    James Watt, Engineer
  James Watt, Engineer
James Watt's improvements in 1769 and 1784 to the steam engine converted a machine of limited use, to one of efficiency and many applications. It was the foremost energy source in the emerging Industrial Revolution, and greatly multiplied its product...
 
    George Stephenson, Father of Railways
  George Stephenson, Father of Railways
George Stephenson was an English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public railway line in the world to use steam locomotives. Renowned as being the "Father of Railways", the Victorians considered him a great example of dilige...
 
    Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Engineer
  Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Engineer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a leading British civil engineer, famed for his bridges and dockyards, and especially for the construction of the first major British railway, the Great Western Railway; a series of famous steamships, including the first p...
 
    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...
 
    Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
  Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
Most people credit Henry Ford with inventing the automobile. The fact is he didn't. He did, however, introduce standardized interchangeable parts and assembly-line techniques in his plant. Which allowed for mass production of automobiles. Henry Fo...
 
    J. Paul Getty, American Industrialist
  J. Paul Getty, American Industrialist
Jean Paul Getty was an American industrialist. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, whilst the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an e...
 
    Walt Disney
  Walt Disney
Walt Disney founded the animation and entertainment empire which still bears his name. He began as a cartoonist in the 1920s, creating Mickey Mouse and eventually moving from short films into much-acclaimed animated features like Snow White and the S...
 
    Charles Lindbergh, Aviator
  Charles Lindbergh, Aviator
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop. Lindbergh's...
 
    Wernher Von Braun, Inventor of the Rocket
  Wernher Von Braun, Inventor of the Rocket
Wernher Von Braun was one of the world's first and foremost rocket engineers and a leading authority on space travel. His will to expand man's knowledge through the exploration of space led to the development of the Explorer satellites, the Jupiter a...
 
    Paul McCartney
  Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. Recognised as a top musical icon of the twentieth century, McCartney is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records...
 
    Oprah Winfrey
  Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American television host, media mogul, and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated tal...
 
    Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
  Bill Gates, Founder Microsoft
William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft had revenues of US$32.19 billion for the fi...
 
    Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook
  Mark Zuckerberg, Founder Facebook
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known for co-creating the social networking site Facebook, of which he is chief executive and president. It was co-founded as a private company in 2004 by...
 
         



 
 
         
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