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Walter Baade -- b.3/24/1893 d.6/25/1960 (67)
Astronomer, German

Charles Babbage -- b.12/26/1792 d.10/18/1871 (78)
Mathematician, Professor, English
Misc: invented the calculating machine, developed the first speedometer

Isaac Babbitt -- b.7/26/1799 d.5/26/1862 (62)
Inventor
Misc: of babbitt's metal for bearings.

Harold Babcock -- b.1/24/1882 d.4/8/1968 (86)
Astronomer
Misc: with his son Horace Welcome Babcock invented (1951) the solar magnetograph, an instrument allowing detailed observation of the Sun's magnetic field.

Horace Welcome Babcock -- b.9/13/1912 d.8/29/2003 (90)
Astronomer
Misc: who with his father, Harold Delos Babcock, invented the solar magnetograph.

Stephen Babcock -- b.10/22/1843 d.7/2/1931 (87)
Agriculturalist, Chemist
Names/Places: NN:The Father of Scientific Dairying

Richard Bach -- b.6/23/1936
Author, Aviator
Book Titles: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Alexander Bache -- b.7/19/1806 d.2/17/1867 (60)
Physicist
Names/Places: Ben Franklin's great grandson

Sir George Back -- b.11/6/1796 d.6/23/1878 (81)
Explorer, British
Misc: Arctic

John Backus -- b.12/3/1924 d.3/17/2007 (82)
Inventor, Computer Software Programmer
Misc: the Fortran computer language

Sir Francis Bacon -- b.1/22/1561 d.4/9/1626 (65)
Essayist, Philosopher, Scientist, Statesman, Attorney/Lawyer, English

Francis Thomas Bacon -- b.12/21/1904 d.5/24/1992 (87)
Engineer, English
Misc: developed the first practical hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells, which convert air and fuel directly into electricity through electrochemical processes.

Roger Bacon -- b.??/??/1214 d.??/??/1294
Philosopher, Scientist

Sir Douglas Robert Bader -- b.2/10/1910 d.9/5/1982 (72)
Aviator, British

Leo H. Baekeland -- b.11/14/1863 d.2/23/1944 (80)
Chemist, Belgiumese

Walter Bagehot -- b.2/3/1826 d.3/24/1877 (51)
Sociologist, Editor, Economist, English

Sir Donald Coleman Bailey -- b.9/15/1901 d.5/5/1985 (83)
Engineer, British
Misc: invented the Bailey bridge, which was of great military value in World War II.

Jean Sylvain Bailly -- b.9/15/1736 d.11/12/1793 (57)
Astronomer, Mayor, French
Misc: noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley's Comet (1759) and for his studies of the four satel lites of Jupiter then known.

Francis Baily -- b.4/28/1774 d.8/30/1844 (70)
Astronomer, British
Misc: describer of "Baily's Beads" during a solar eclipse

John Logie Baird -- b.8/13/1888 d.6/14/1946 (57)
Engineer, Inventor, Scotish
Misc: a father of TV; the first man to televise pictures of objects in motion.

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Sara Josephine Baker -- b.11/15/1873 d.2/22/1945 (71)
Physician

Robert Bakewell -- b.??/??/1725 d.10/1/1795
Agriculturalist, English
Misc: cattle breeder

Antoine Jerome Balard -- b.9/30/1802 d.3/30/1876 (73)
Chemist, French
Misc: in 1826, he discovered the element bromine, determined its properties, and studied some of its compounds. Later he proved the presence of bromine in sea plants and animals.

Bernt Balchen -- b.10/23/1899 d.10/17/1973 (73)
Aviator

Dr. Horace Baldwin -- b.10/14/1895 d.10/27/1983 (88)
Physician

Matthias W. Baldwin -- b.12/10/1795 d.9/7/1866 (70)
Inventor, Industrialist, Philanthropist
Misc: founded Baldwin Locomotive Works

Robert Ballard -- b.6/30/1942
Author, Naval Officer, Explorer, Geologist
Misc: discovered the sunken Titanic in 1985

Johann Jakob Balmer -- b.5/1/1825 d.3/12/1898 (72)
Mathematician, Physicist, Swiss

David Baltimore -- b.3/7/1938
Scientist, Biologist
Misc: university administrator; Nobel laureate in Physiology of Medicine.

Giovanni Balzoni -- b.11/15/1778 d.12/3/1823 (45)
Archaeologist, Explorer, Italian
Names/Places: aka The Great Belzoni

Adolph F. A. Bandelier -- b.8/6/1840 d.3/18/1914 (73)
Archaeologist

Sir Joseph Banks -- b.2/13/1743 d.6/19/1820 (77)
Explorer, Naturalist, English

Benjamin Banneker -- b.11/9/1731 d.10/9/1806 (74)
Author, Astronomer, Inventor, Mathematician
Misc: Clockmaker; almanacs

Roger Bannister -- b.3/23/1929
Physician, Runner, Track and Field, English
Misc: first to run a mile in less than 4 minutes (3:59.4 on May 6, 1954); some say b. Mar 24 but incorrect

Sir Frederick Grant Banting -- b.11/14/1891 d.2/21/1941 (49)
Painter, Scientist, Doctor, Physician, Canadian

Robert Barany -- b.4/22/1876 d.4/8/1936 (59)
Physician, Austrian

John Bard -- b.2/1/1716 d.3/30/1799 (83)
Physician

Dr. John Bardeen -- b.5/23/1908 d.1/30/1991 (82)
Inventor, Physicist
Misc: co-developer of the transistor

Charles Barkla -- b.6/7/1877 d.10/23/1944 (67)
Physicist, British
Misc: x-ray radiation

Peter Barlow -- b.10/13/1776 d.3/1/1862 (85)
Mathematician, English
Misc: Optician who invented two varieties of achromatic (non-colour-distorting) telescope lenses known as Barlow lenses.

Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard -- b.11/8/1922 d.9/2/2001 (78)
Surgeon, South African
Misc: performed the first known human heart transplant in 1967

Edward Emerson Barnard -- b.12/16/1857 d.2/6/1923 (65)
Astronomer
Misc: discovered Jupiter's fifth satellite

Steve Barnett -- b.8/23/1942
Anthropologist

Sir John Barrow -- b.6/19/1764 d.11/23/1848 (84)
Explorer, Traveler, English
Misc: founded the Royal Geographical Society

James Barry -- b.??/??/1795 d.7/25/1865 (70)
Physician, British
Misc: born between 1789-1799; born Margaret Ann Bulkley who disguised herself as a man to achieve a distinguished rank of an army surgeon

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Heinrich Barth -- b.2/16/1821 d.11/25/1865 (44)
Explorer, Geographer, German
Misc: One of the great explorers of Africa, his most famous work is his "Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa."

Erasmus Bartholin -- b.8/13/1625 d.11/4/1698 (73)
Mathematician, Physician, Physicist
Misc: discovered the optical phenomenon of double refraction

Josiah Bartlett -- b.11/21/1729 d.5/19/1795 (65)
Revolutionary, Physician, Judge/Jurist
Misc: Declaration of Independence signer

Robert Abram Bartlett -- b.8/15/1875 d.4/28/1946 (70)
Explorer

Clarissa Harlowe "Clara" Barton -- b.12/25/1821 d.4/12/1912 (90)
Nurse, Philanthropist, Social Reformer, Humanitarian
Names/Places: b. in Oxford, MA; aka "The Angel of the Battlefield".
Misc: American Red Cross Founder

Sir Derek H. Barton -- b.9/8/1918 d.3/16/1998 (79)
Chemist, English
Misc: Nobel 1969

John Bartram -- b.3/23/1699 d.9/22/1777 (78)
Scientist, Botanist
Names/Places: NN: The Father of American Botany

Florence Bascom -- b.7/14/1862 d.6/18/1945 (82)
Geologist
Misc: the first American female geologist

Agostino Bassi -- b.9/25/1773 d.2/8/1856 (82)
Bacteriologist, Italian
Misc: who anticipated the work of Louis Pasteur by 10 years in discovering that numerous diseases are caused by microorganisms.

Joe Bastianich -- b.9/17/1968 N.S.
Chef
TV Shows: MasterChef (judge, 2010-2013)

Mario Batali -- b.9/19/1960
Writer, Chef, Restaurateur, Personality
TV Shows: Iron Chef

Henry Walter Bates -- b.2/8/1825 d.2/16/1892 (67)
Explorer, Naturalist, British

Mary Bates -- b.2/25/1861 d.??/??/????
Surgeon

Gregory Bateson -- b.5/9/1904 d.7/4/1980 (76)
Author, Scientist, Anthropologist, British
Names/Places: Margaret Mead's hubby
Misc: behavioral; studied schizophrenia

William Bateson -- b.8/8/1861 d.2/8/1926 (64)
Scientist, Biologist, British
Misc: founded and named the science of genetics and whose experiments provided evidence basic to the modern understanding of heredity.

O. A. Battista -- b.6/20/1917 d.10/3/1995 (78)
Author, Scientist, Chemist, Canadian

Oskar Baumann -- b.6/25/1864 d.10/12/1899 (35)
Explorer, Austrian

Edward Bausch -- b.9/26/1854 d.7/30/1944 (89)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Optical instruments developer including the microscope; chairman Bausch & Lomb Optical Co.

Sir William M. Bayliss -- b.5/2/1860 d.8/27/1924 (64)
Physiologist, British

Alfred Ely Beach -- b.9/1/1826 d.1/1/1896 (69)
Inventor, Publisher
Misc: his "Scientific American" performed signal service in stimulating 19th-century technological innovations, and Beach himself invented a tunnelling shield and the pneumatic tube, among other devices.

George Wells Beadle -- b.10/22/1903 d.6/9/1989 (85)
Scientist, Biologist, Geneticist
Misc: Nobel laureate, and president of the University of Chicago (1960-68), who helped found biochemical genetics when he showed that genes affect heredity by determining enzyme structure.

Alan L. Bean -- b.3/15/1932
Painter, Astronaut
Misc: Apollo 12/Skylab 3

George M. Beard -- b.5/8/1839 d.1/23/1883 (43)
Scientist, Engineer, Physician

James Beard -- b.5/5/1903 d.1/23/1985 (81)
Author, Chef
Misc: Cooking expert

Myron Beard -- b.11/13/1896 d.12/26/1974 (78)
Aviator, Chinese
Misc: helped develop Boeing 747 airliner

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Sir Francis Beaufort -- b.5/27/1774 d.12/17/1857 (83)
Inventor
Misc: invented the wind force scale to measure wind velocities from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane force)

William Beaumont -- b.11/21/1785 d.4/25/1853 (67)
Physician, Surgeon
Misc: studied digestion

Sir Charles Beazley -- b.4/3/1868 d.??/??/1955
Geographer, Historian, British

Cesare Beccaria -- b.3/15/1738 d.11/28/1794 (56)
Philosopher, Criminologist, Italian

James Pierson Beckworth -- b.4/6/1798 d.10/29/1866 (68)
Explorer, Frontiersman, African

Antoine-César Becquerel -- b.3/7/1788 d.1/18/1878 (89)
Physicist, French
Misc: pioneer in the study of electric and luminescent phenomena

Antoine-Henri Becquerel -- b.12/15/1852 d.8/25/1908 (55)
Physicist, French
Misc: discovered radioactivity, Nobel 1903

Charles William Beebe -- b.7/29/1877 d.6/4/1962 (84)
Explorer, Ornithologist

Walter Beech -- b.1/30/1891 d.11/29/1950 (59)
Aviator, Businessperson
Misc: an American pioneer

Wilhelm Beer -- b.1/4/1797 d.3/27/1850 (53)
Astronomer, German
Misc: amateur who helped to construct the first moon map.

Freidrich K. Beilstein -- b.2/18/1838 d.10/18/1906 (68)
Chemist

Norman Bel Geddes -- b.4/27/1893 d.5/8/1958 (65)
Architect, Designer, Aeronautical
Misc: aerodynamics

Alexander Graham Bell -- b.3/3/1847 d.8/2/1922 (75)
Inventor, Scotish
Names/Places: b. in Edinburgh
Misc: inventor of the telephone

Josephine Bell -- b.12/8/1897 d.4/24/1987 (89)
Novelist, Physician, English
Misc: best known for her numerous detective novels, in which poison and unusual methods of murder are prominent.

Robert Neelly Bellah -- b.2/23/1927 d.7/30/2013 (86)
Sociologist

Florian Bellanger -- b.4/20/1968 N.S.
Chef, French

Dominic Bellissimo -- b.11/24/1922 d.3/23/1991 (68)
Chef, Manufacturer
Misc: Buffalo chicken wings maker

Pavel I. Belyayev -- b.6/26/1925 d.1/10/1970 (44)
Cosmonaut, Russian
Misc: Voskhod 2

Baruj Benacerraf -- b.10/29/1920 d.8/2/2011 (90)
Scientist, Venezuelan

Vincent Bendix -- b.8/12/1882 d.3/27/1945 (62)
Inventor, Founder
Misc: Automobile self starter, Bendix Corp.

Ruth Benedict -- b.6/5/1887 d.9/17/1948 (61)
Anthropologist

Gregory Benford -- b.1/30/1941
Author, Sci-fi Writer, Astrophysicist
Book Titles: Galactic Center Saga (series)

Floyd Bennett -- b.10/25/1890 d.4/25/1928 (37)
Aviator
Misc: pioneer aviator who piloted the explorer Richard E. Byrd on the first successful flight over the North Pole on May 9, 1926. For this feat both Bennett and Byrd received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor.

Hugh Bennett -- b.4/15/1881 d.7/7/1960 (79)
Scientist
Misc: father of soil conservation

William Bent -- b.5/23/1809 d.5/19/1869 (59)
Pioneer, Fur Trader
Misc: Sante Fe Trail trading post

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Charles Bentley -- b.2/21/1859 d.10/13/1929 (70)
Dentist

Karl Friedrich Benz -- b.11/25/1844 d.4/4/1929 (84)
Inventor, Manufacturer, German
Misc: the first internal combustion-powered car builder, forerunner of the Mercedes Benz

Paul Berg -- b.6/30/1926
Biochemist

Friedrich Karl Bergius -- b.10/11/1884 d.3/30/1949 (64)
Chemist, German
Misc: succeeded in converting coal dust and hydrogen directly into gasoline and lubricating oils without isolating intermediate products.

Emile Berliner -- b.5/20/1851 d.8/3/1929 (78)
Inventor, German
Misc: invented the microphone in 1877 & grammaphone in 1887; while Edison invented cylindrical records, Berliner came up with discs

Claude Bernard -- b.7/12/1813 d.2/10/1878 (64)
Physiologist, French

Daniel Bernoulli -- b.1/29/1700 O.S. or 2/8/1700 N.S. d.3/17/1782
Philosopher, Scientist, Mathematician, Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands), Swiss
Misc: Hydrodynamics, calculus, theory of probability

Jakob Bernoulli -- b.12/27/1654 O.S. or 1/6/1655 N.S. d.8/16/1705 (50)
Scientist, Mathematician, India, Swiss
Names/Places: aka James or Jacques Bernoulli
Misc: probability and calculus

Johann I Bernoulli -- b.7/27/1667 O.S. or 8/6/1667 N.S. d.1/1/1748
Mathematician, Swiss
Names/Places: RFN:Jean
Misc: investigated the then new mathematical calculus, which he applied to the measurement of curves, to differential equations, and to mechanical problems.

Johann Bernoulli II -- b.5/18/1710 d.7/17/1790 (80)
Mathematician, Swiss

Johann Bernoulli III -- b.11/4/1744 d.7/13/1807 (62)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Swiss

Nikolas Bernoulli -- b.10/10/1687 O.S. or 10/21/1687 N.S. d.11/29/1759 (72)
Mathematician, Swiss

Claude-Louis Berthollet -- b.12/9/1749 d.11/6/1822 (72)
Chemist, French

Alphonse Bertillon -- b.4/24/1853 d.2/13/1914 (60)
Scientist, Criminologist, French
Misc: devised the Crime ID system

Valerie Bertinelli -- b.4/23/1960
Cookbook Writer, Chef, TV/Movie Actress, TV Hostess, TV Producer
Names/Places: b. in Wilmington, DE; NN:America's cupcake; Eddie Van Halen's ex-
Misc: Was used to X-pose the X of 91X in 1987; former Jenny Craig spokesperson; the 19th Great-granddaughter to King Edward I of England
Book Titles: One Dish at a Time: Delicious
TV Shows: One Day At A Time (as Barbara Cooper-Royale), Sydney (as Sydney Kells), I'll Take Manhattan, Cafe Americain (as Holly Aldridge), Touched By An Angel (as Gloria 2001-03), Hot in Cleveland (as Melanie Moretti), Valerie's Home Cooking
Movie Titles: C*H*O*M*P*S

Jons Jakob Berzelius -- b.8/20/1779 d.8/7/1848 (68)
Chemist, Swedish
Misc: one of the founders of modern chemistry.; Noted for his determination of atomic weights, the development of modern chemical symbols and others.

Friedrich W. Bessel -- b.7/22/1784 d.3/17/1846 (61)
Astronomer, German
Misc: measurer of distance to 61 Cygni

Sir Henry Bessemer -- b.1/19/1813 d.3/15/1898 (85)
Engineer, Inventor, British
Misc: invented the Bessemer engine

Charles Herbert Best -- b.2/27/1889 d.3/31/1978 (89)
Physiologist
Misc: discovered insulin

Hans Albrecht Bethe -- b.7/2/1906 d.3/6/2005 (98)
Scientist, Physicist, German
Misc: Nobel winner 1967; peace worker

Norman Bethune -- b.3/3/1890 d.11/11/1939 (49)
Physician, Canadian

Bruno Bettelheim -- b.8/28/1903 d.3/13/1990 (86)
Scientist, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, Austrian

Baron Marcel Bich -- b.7/29/1914 d.5/30/1994 (79)
Inventor, French
Misc: built his business empire by creating throwaway Bic pens, razors and lighters

Marie François Bichat -- b.11/11/1771 d.7/22/1802 (30)
Scientist, French

Mary Ann Bickerdyke -- b.7/19/1817 d.11/8/1901 (84)
Hero, Nurse
Misc: organizer and chief of nursing, hospital and welfare services for General Grant during the Civil War, improved the medical health of Union soldiers, born in Knox County, Ohio.

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Sir George Biddellairy -- b.7/27/1801 d.1/2/1892 (90)
Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, British

John Bidwell -- b.8/5/1819 d.4/4/1900 (80)
Pioneer
Misc: ran unsuccessfully for U.S. president in 1892 as the candidate of the Prohibition Party.

Erastus B. Bigelow -- b.4/2/1814 d.12/6/1879 (65)
Inventor, Manufacturer
Misc: noted as the developer of the power carpet loom and as a founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

John Jeremiah Bigsby -- b.8/14/1792 d.2/10/1881 (88)
Geologist, Physician, English
Misc: studies of structure of underlying rock strata and uncovered many new prehistoric species of life

John Shaw Billings -- b.4/12/1838 d.3/11/1913 (74)
Librarian, Physician

Alfred Binet -- b.7/8/1857 d.10/18/1911 (54)
Psychologist, French

Hiram Bingham -- b.11/19/1875 d.6/6/1956 (80)
Archaeologist, Explorer, Statesman
Misc: discoverer of the Inca city of Machu Picchu.

Ludwig Binswanger -- b.4/13/1881 d.2/5/1966 (84)
Author, Psychiatrist, Swiss

Clarence Birdseye -- b.12/9/1886 d.10/7/1956 (69)
Inventor, Businessperson
Misc: Deep Freezing food method; General Foods Corp. co-founder

Hazel Bishop -- b.8/17/1906 d.12/5/1998 (92)
Inventor, Cosmetic Executive
Misc: non smear lipstick

John Michael Bishop -- b.2/22/1936
Scientist, Immunologist, Microbiologist, Virologist
Misc: co-winner (with Harold Varmus) of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1989 for achievements in clarifying the origins of cancer.

George H. Bissell -- b.11/8/1821 d.11/19/1884 (63)
Pioneer
Misc: founded the first american oil company

Melville Reuben Bissell -- b.9/25/1843 d.3/15/1889 (45)
Inventor
Misc: the carpet sweeper

Davidson Black -- b.7/25/1884 d.3/15/1934 (49)
Scientist, Anthropologist, Canadian

Greene V. Black -- b.8/3/1836 d.??/??/1915
Inventor
Misc: Dental instruments

Joseph Black -- b.4/16/1728 d.12/6/1799 (71)
Chemist, Physicist, French, Scotish

Patrick Blackett -- b.11/18/1897 d.7/13/1974 (76)
Physicist, British

Reverend William Blackstone -- b.3/5/1595 d.5/26/1675 (80)
Settler, British
Misc: the first settler in what is now Boston

Elizabeth Blackwell -- b.2/3/1821 d.5/31/1910 (89)
Author, Physician, English
Misc: First Female Doctor; the first woman to get an MD from a U.S. Medical school.

William Blair -- b.11/7/1874 d.9/2/1962 (87)
Physicist

Eli Whitney Blake -- b.1/27/1795 d.8/18/1886 (91)
Inventor
Misc: known for his mortise lock and stone-crushing machine

Judith Blake -- b.5/3/1926 d.4/29/1993 (66)
Author, Scientist

Tom Blake -- b.3/8/1902 d.5/5/1994 (92)
Inventor, Surfer
Misc: the surf board

Alfred Blalock -- b.4/5/1899 d.9/15/1964 (65)
Surgeon

François Blanchard -- b.7/4/1753 d.3/7/1809 (55)
Balloonist, French
Names/Places: FMN:Jean-Pierre-
Misc: made the first balloon flights in England and U.S.A.

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Thomas Blanchard -- b.6/24/1788 d.4/16/1864 (75)
Inventor
Misc: Machine Tools

Louis Bleriot -- b.7/1/1872 d.8/2/1936 (64)
Aviator, Engineer, Inventor, French
Misc: the first man to fly an airplane across English Channel

Eugen Bleuler -- b.4/30/1857 d.7/15/1939 (82)
Psychiatrist, Swiss
Misc: One of the most influential psychiatrists of his time, best known today for his introduction of the term schizophrenia to describe the disorder previously known as dementia praecox and for his studies of schizophrenics.

Erich Bloch -- b.1/9/1925 d.11/25/2016 N.S. (91)
Engineer, German

Felix Bloch -- b.10/23/1905 d.9/10/1983 (77)
Physicist, Swiss
Misc: nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

Konrad E. Bloch -- b.1/21/1912 d.10/15/2000 (88)
Scientist, German
Misc: cholestrol research

Katharine Burr Blodgett -- b.1/10/1898 d.10/12/1979 (81)
Physicist
Misc: the first woman to be awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Cambridge in 1926

Nicolaas Bloembergen -- b.3/11/1920
Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Andre-Eugene Blondel -- b.8/28/1863 d.11/15/1938 (75)
Physicist, French
Misc: the oscillograph and for developments in photometry.

François Blondel -- b.6/15/1618 d.1/21/1686 (67)
Soldier, Engineer, Diplomat, French

Bobby Bloom -- b.5/22/1946 d.2/28/1974 (27)
Engineer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Singer
Song Titles: Montego Bay

Guion S. Bluford Jr. -- b.11/22/1942
Astronaut
Misc: first black astronaut

Baruch Blumberg -- b.7/28/1925 d.4/5/2011 (85)
Physician
Misc: whose discovery of an antigen that provokes antibody response against hepatitis B led to the development by other researchers of a successful vaccine against the disease.; He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 with D. Carleton Gajdusek

Franz Boas -- b.7/9/1858 d.12/22/1942 (84)
Linguist, Scientist, Anthropologist, German

Maxine Bocher -- b.8/28/1867 d.9/12/1918 (51)
Mathematician, Educator

Paul Bocuse -- b.2/11/1926
Chef, French

Giambattista Bodoni -- b.2/16/1740 d.11/29/1813 (73)
Inventor, Italian
Misc: type face

Hermann Boerhaave -- b.12/31/1668 d.9/23/1738 (69)
Scientist, Physician, Dutch (Netherlands)

James Bogardus -- b.3/14/1800 d.4/13/1874 (74)
Inventor
Misc: cast-iron construction

Aage Neals Bohr -- b.6/19/1922 d.9/7/2009 (87)
Scientist, Danish (Denmark)
Misc: atomic physicist

Niels Henrik David Bohr -- b.10/7/1885 d.11/18/1962 (77)
Physicist, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: MN:Henrik David
Misc: Atomic Structure; expanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

Bart J. Bok -- b.4/28/1906 d.8/7/1983 (77)
Astronomer
Misc: Milky Way expert

Hedda Bolgar -- b.8/19/1909 d.5/13/2013 (103)
Psychoanalyst

Bertram Boltwood -- b.7/27/1870 d.8/15/1927 (57)
Chemist, Physicist

Edward Bond -- b.7/18/1934
Poet, Screenwriter, Playwright, Theorist, Stage Director, English
Misc: stage: Saved; the author of some 50 plays

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William Cranch Bond -- b.9/9/1789 d.1/29/1859 (69)
Astronomer
Misc: who, with his son George Phillips Bond (1825-65), discovered Hyperion, the eighth satellite of Saturn, and an inner ring called Ring C, or the Crepe Ring.

Roberta Bondar -- b.12/4/1945 N.S.
Astronaut, Canadian

Sir Hermann Bondi -- b.11/1/1919 d.9/10/2005 (85)
Cosmologist, Mathematician, Austrian
Misc: who, with Fred Hoyle and Thomas Gold, formulated the steady-state theory of the universe.

Richard I Bong -- b.9/24/1920 d.8/6/1945 (24)
Aviator
Misc: WW2 flying ace shot down 40 emeny planes in 3 years

John Storey Bonington -- b.8/6/1934
Explorer, English
Misc: of the UK who led the highest final stage in any wall climb when a British expedition climbed the south face of Annapurna I in 1970.

George Boole -- b.11/2/1815 d.12/8/1864 (49)
Mathematician, Irish
Misc: Boolean algebra

Daniel Boone -- b.10/22/1734 O.S. or 11/2/1734 N.S. d.9/26/1820 (85)
Explorer, Frontiersman
Names/Places: b. in Reading, PA; d. in Missouri
Misc: November 2=N.S.; the raging fave of the mid 1950s; best remembered for helping to establish a passage through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains, opening the route to Kentucky and the west.

Carsten Borchgrevink -- b.12/1/1864 d.4/21/1934 (69)
Explorer, Naturalist, Norweigan

Gail Borden -- b.11/9/1801 d.1/11/1874 (72)
Archaeologist, Inventor
Misc: A MALE; evaporated milk; a huge cattleman in Texas before and after the Texas rebellion against Mexico; He was also a newspaperman who created the famous slogan "Remember the Alamo."

Jules Bordet -- b.6/13/1870 d.4/6/1961 (90)
Bacteriologist, Belgiumese
Misc: immunity studies

Norman E. Borlaug -- b.3/25/1914 d.9/12/2009 (95)
Scientist
Misc: agriculture (Nobel 1970)

Frank Borman -- b.3/14/1928
Astronaut, Executive
Misc: (Gemini 7/Apollo 8); Eastern airlines CEO

Max Born -- b.12/11/1882 d.1/5/1970 (87)
Physicist, Jewish, German
Names/Places: Olivia Newton-John's granddad
Misc: quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954

Carl Bosch -- b.8/27/1874 d.4/26/1940 (65)
Chemist, German
Misc: BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931

Robert Bosch -- b.9/23/1861 d.3/9/1942 (80)
Engineer, Industrialist, German
Misc: invented the spark plug and magneto for automobiles

Satyendranath Bose -- b.1/1/1894 d.2/4/1974 (80)
Chemist, Mathematician, Physicist

Lewis Boss -- b.10/26/1846 d.10/12/1912 (65)
Astronomer
Misc: star catalog compiler

Johannes Bosscha -- b.11/18/1831 d.4/15/1911 (79)
Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)

Walter Bothe -- b.1/8/1891 d.2/8/1957 (66)
Physicist, German
Misc: subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)

JoHann Friedrich Bottger -- b.2/4/1682 d.3/13/1719 (37)
Chemist, German

Louis Bougainville -- b.11/12/1729 d.8/31/1811 (81)
Navigator, French

Pierre Bouger -- b.2/16/1698 d.8/15/1758 (60)
Astronomer, Mathematician, French
Misc: best remembered as one of the founders of photometry, the measurement of light intensities.

Matthew Boulton -- b.9/3/1728 d.8/17/1809 (80)
Engineer, British
Misc: manufacturer and engineer who financed and introduced James Watt's steam engine.

Anthony Bourdain -- b.6/25/1956
Author, Chef, TV Host, Personality
Book Titles: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures on the Culinary Underbelly (2000)
TV Shows: No Reservations

Geoffrey (Howard) Bourne -- b.11/17/1909 d.7/19/1988 (78)
Anatomist, American, Australian
Misc: his studies of the mammalian adrenal gland made him a pioneer in the chemistry of cells and tissues (histochemistry).

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Alexis Bouvard -- b.6/27/1767 d.6/7/1843 (75)
Astronomer

Daniel Bovet -- b.3/23/1907 d.4/8/1992 (85)
Scientist, Pharmacologist, Swiss

Nathaniel Bowditch -- b.3/26/1773 d.3/16/1838 (64)
Author, Astronomer, Mathematician
Misc: also a polyglot; what is a polyglot? We'll, it's a parrot that's been run over by a truck!

Jim Bowie -- b.4/10/1796 d.3/6/1836 (39)
Soldier, Explorer, Frontiersman

Isiah Bowman -- b.12/26/1878 d.1/6/1950 (71)
Geographer, Canadian
Misc: co-founder (Geographical Review)

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