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Joe Valdez Caballero
-- b.4/10/1908 d.5/12/1989 (81)InventorMisc: the hard taco shell.
-- b.6/24/1450 d.??/??/1498 or ??/??/1499Explorer, Navigator, ItalianNames/Places: RN:Giovanni Caboto
Richard C. Cabot
-- b.5/21/1868 d.5/7/1939 (70)Scientist, Engineer, Physician
-- b.??/??/1474 or ??/??/1476 d.??/??/1557Navigator
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
-- b.3/13/1499 J+CD d.1/3/1543 J+CD (43)Explorer, Navigator, SpanishMisc: discovered California
Antoine De La Mothe Caddillac
-- b.3/5/1658 N.S. d.10/15/1730 N.S. (72)Military Leader, Explorer, FrenchMisc: founded Detroit,MI
-- b.9/21/1832 N.S. d.1/5/1913 N.S. (80)Inventor, Physicist, FrenchMisc: ironmaster, noted for his work on the liquefaction of gases.
-- b.11/19/1799 d.5/17/1838 (38)Explorer, French
-- b.5/1/1852 d.8/1/1903 (51)Hero, Adventurer, FrontiersmanNames/Places: RN:Martha Jane Canary BurkeMisc: Marksperson, Dance Hall Girl, Indian Fighter
-- b.7/22/1898 d.11/11/1976 (78)Painter, Sculptor, InventorMisc: Mobiles, Stabiles
-- b.7/1/1904 d.10/24/1998 (94)Physician, FounderMisc: Planned Parenthood
-- b.8/7/1938Author, Physician, Social Reformer, AustralianMisc: an anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general.
-- b.4/8/1911 d.1/8/1997 (85)ChemistNames/Places: NN:Mr. Photosynthesis
-- b.7/1/1844 N.S. d.3/24/1894 N.S. (49)Explorer, British
-- b.8/10/1910 d.12/15/1980 (70)Author, Psychologist, Sociologist, Professor
William W. Campbell
-- b.4/11/1862 d.6/14/1938 (76)AstronomerMisc: Stellar Motions
-- b.11/7/1950Doctor, Neurosurgeon
Asa Griggs Candler
-- b.12/30/1851 d.3/12/1929 (77)Inventor, Mayor, BusinesspersonMisc: founder Coca Cola Corp in 1873
-- b.7/13/1826 d.5/10/1910 (83)Chemist, Sicilian
Dr. Annie Jump Cannon
-- b.12/11/1863 d.4/13/1941 (77)Author, AstronomerMisc: stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)
-- b.3/3/1845 d.1/6/1918 (72)Mathematician, GermanMisc: discovered transfinite numbers
Moritz Benedikt Cantor
-- b.8/23/1829 d.4/10/1920 (90)Mathematician, Historian, GermanMisc: a 19th century great
-- b.10/31/1914 d.8/2/1988 (73)NaturalistMisc: The Green Grocer
Chester F. Carlson
-- b.2/8/1906 d.9/19/1968 (62)InventorMisc: Xerography
-- b.11/9/1898 d.9/16/1973 (74)Psychologist, EducatorMisc: as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1953 to 1964, was responsible for the modernization of the "nation's attic."
-- b.4/27/1896 d.4/29/1937 (41)Chemist, InventorMisc: Synthetic rubber, nylon
Malcolm Scott Carpenter
-- b.5/1/1925 d.10/10/2013 (88)AstronautMisc: Second U.S. astronaut to make an orbital spaceflight. In "Aurora 7" he made the fourth Mercury flight, circling the Earth three times on May 24, 1962. He directed part of the flight by manual control.
-- b.1/12/1894 d.10/28/1975 (81)Pilot, Actor, Boxer, FrenchNames/Places: PRON: Car-pont-yayMisc: a world light-heavyweight champion (1920-22) and a European champion at four weight classes
Gerald Paul Carr
-- b.8/22/1932Hero, Aeronautical, Astronaut, EngineerNames/Places: NN: Jerry
-- b.6/28/1873 d.11/5/1944 (71)Scientist, Biologist, Surgeon, French
Willis Haviland Carrier
-- b.11/26/1876 d.10/7/1950 (73)InventorMisc: the first practical air conditioner
-- b.1/27/1832 d.1/14/1898 (65)Author, Mathematician, EnglishNames/Places: b. in Cheshire; RN:Reverend Charles Lutwidge DodgsonBook Titles: Alice in Wonderland (where he named a cat after his birth city)
George E. Carruthers
-- b.10/1/1939Inventor, Physicist, Astrophysicist
Dr. Ben Carson
-- b.9/18/1951Author, Surgeon, Commentator, Politician, Government OfficialMisc: political commentator
-- b.12/24/1809 d.5/23/1868 (58)General, Soldier, Hero, Frontiersman, Guide, ScoutNames/Places: RN:Christopher CarsonMisc: Trapper; Indian agent; his contributions to westward expansion in the United States rank him among the nation's great folk heroes.
Rachel (Louise) Carson
-- b.5/27/1907 d.4/14/1964 (56)Author, Biologist, EcologistMisc: deplored the use of pesticides
-- b.5/9/1873 d.3/2/1939 (65)Scientist, Archaeologist, BritishMisc: discovered Egyptian tombs, among, King Tut
John G. Carter
-- b.??/??/???? d.11/19/1900Inventor
John G. Carter
-- b.2/9/1883 d.??/??/????InventorMisc: Miniature Golf
-- b.12/31/1491 d.9/1/1557 (65)Explorer, Navigator, FrenchMisc: explored the North American coast and the St Lawrence river
-- b.4/24/1743 d.10/30/1823 (80)Inventor, EnglishMisc: Power Loom
George Washington Carver
-- b.7/12/1861 d.1/5/1943 (81)Scientist, Botanist, Chemist, Inventor, EducatorMisc: studied the peanut; d. in Tuskegee, Alabama
-- b.4/13/1710 d.1/31/1780 (69)Writer, Explorer, AmericanMisc: Early explorer of North America and author of one of the most widely read travel and adventure books in that period.
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova
-- b.4/2/1725 N.S. d.6/4/1798 N.S. (73)Author, Soldier, Adventurer, Spy, ItalianNames/Places: MN:Jacopo, LN:de SeingaitMisc: Romantic Exploiter; Seminarian; Rogue; Philanderer
Giovanni Domenico Cassini
-- b.6/8/1625 N.S. d.9/14/1712 N.S. (87)Astronomer, French, ItalianMisc: discovered the four satellites of Saturn
-- b.2/8/1677 N.S. d.4/18/1756 N.S. (79)Astronomer, FrenchMisc: compiled the first tables of the orbital motions of Saturn's satellites.
Jacques Dominique Cassini
-- b.6/30/1748 N.S. d.10/18/1845 N.S. (97)Astronomer, French
-- b.9/8/1877 d.10/3/1971 (94)Scientist, Bacteriologist, Italian
Vernon Blythe Castle
-- b.5/2/1887 d.2/15/1918 (30)Aviator, Dancer, EnglishMisc: dancer with wife Irene
-- b.8/24/1904 d.1/1/1987 (82)Surgeon, Spanish
Baron Augustin-Louis Cauchy
-- b.8/21/1789 d.5/23/1857 (67)Mathematician, FrenchMisc: pioneered in analysis and the theory of substitution groups (groups whose elements are ordered sequences of a set of things).
-- b.3/30/1749 N.S. d.12/21/1809 N.S. (60)Inventor, Physicist, Italian
-- b.12/4/1865 N.S. d.10/12/1915 N.S. (49)Nurse, EnglishMisc: English nurse who became a popular heroine of World War I and was executed for assisting Allied soldiers to escape from German-occupied Belgium.
-- b.10/10/1731 N.S. d.2/24/1810 N.S. (78)Chemist, Physicist, FrenchNames/Places: b. France, raised in EnglandMisc: discovered the element of hydrogen
-- b.3/18/1877 d.1/3/1945 (67)Clairvoyant, ScientistMisc: Psychic healer
-- b.8/16/1821 d.1/26/1895 (73)Mathematician, British
Sir George Cayley
-- b.12/27/1773 d.12/15/1857 (83)Scientist, Aviator, Inventor, EnglishMisc: Aerodynamics pioneer; Airplanes, Helicopters, & Gliders designer
Anders or Andre Celsius
-- b.11/27/1701 d.4/25/1744 (42)Scientist, Astronomer, Inventor, SwedishMisc: invented Centigrade (Celsius) temperature scale 1742
Eugene Andrew Cernan
-- b.3/14/1934 d.1/16/2017 N.S. (82)Naval Officer, AstronautMisc: Gemini 9, Apollo 10, 17
Clyde Vernon Cessna
-- b.12/5/1879 d.11/20/1954 (74)AviatorMisc: aircraft manufacturer who invented the cantilever wing and a V-shaped tail configuration and a simple, flexible monoplane design
Sir James Chadwick
-- b.10/20/1891 d.7/24/1974 (82)Physicist, EnglishMisc: discovered the neutron and later worked on the Manhattan Project the develop the atom bomb; Nobel 1935
Emory Leon Chaffee
-- b.4/15/1885 d.3/8/1975 (89)PhysicistMisc: known for his work on thermionic vacuum (electron) tubes.
-- b.2/15/1935 d.1/27/1967 (31)AstronautMisc: was killed in a fire on the ground during a 1967 Apollo I test
Ernst B. Chain
-- b.6/19/1906 d.8/12/1979 (73)Biochemist, Chemist, GermanMisc: penicillin, Nobel 1945
-- b.7/10/1920 d.2/28/2006 (85)PhysicistMisc: co-discoverer of the antiproton, Nobel 1959.
-- b.9/25/1843 d.11/15/1928 (85)Geologist, EducatorMisc: who proposed the planetesimal hypothesis, which held that a star once passed near the Sun, pulling away from it matter that later condensed and formed the planets.
Jean François Champollion
-- b.12/23/1790 d.3/4/1832 (41)Scientist, Archaeologist, FrenchMisc: deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Seth Carlo Chandler
-- b.9/16/1846 N.S. d.12/31/1913 N.S. (67)AstronomerMisc: best known for his discovery (1884-85) of the Chandler Wobble, a movement in the Earth's axis of rotation that causes latitude to vary with a period of 14 months.
-- b.10/19/1910 d.8/21/1995 (84)Physicist, Astrophysicist, India
-- b.4/15/1786 d.7/27/1876 (90)Scientist, PhysicianMisc: Obstetrician
Philip K. Chapman
-- b.3/5/1935Astronaut, Australian
-- b.1/29/1888 d.6/16/1970 (82)Geophysicist, Mathematician, English
-- b.12/25/1763 d.1/23/1805 (41)Engineer, Inventor, FrenchMisc: optical telegraph
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
-- b.2/11/1805 d.5/16/1866 (61)Explorer, Fur Trapper, Guide
-- b.7/15/1867 d.9/16/1936 (69)Explorer, French
Jean Marie Charcot
-- b.11/29/1825 d.8/16/1893 (67)Scientist, French
-- b.5/1/1839 d.3/12/1924 (84)Chemist, Inventor, FrenchMisc: first developed and manufactured rayon
-- b.11/12/1746 N.S. d.4/7/1823 N.S. (76)Chemist, Physicist, French
Sir John Charnley
-- b.8/29/1911 d.8/5/1982 (70)Surgeon, BritishMisc: pioneered the hip replaceent operation
-- b.8/1/1924 d.9/29/2010 (86)Physicist, French, PolishMisc: subatomic particle detectors
-- b.12/15/1950Inventor, TV/Movie Actress, ComedienneTV Shows: Fridays, Parker Lewis Can't Lose (as principal Ms. Grace Musso)
Mary Agnes Chase
-- b.4/29/1869 d.9/24/1963 (94)Scientist, Botanist
-- b.5/13/1940 d.1/18/1989 (48)Writer, Novelist, Traveler, EnglishBook Titles: On The Black Hill
-- b.3/17/1962 N.S. d.2/1/2003 N.S. (40)Astronaut, IndiaMisc: the first Indian-born woman in space
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
-- b.1/17/1860 Ju-1 or 1/29/1860 N.S. d.7/15/1904 N.S. (44)Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Physician, RussianBook Titles: The Cherry Orchard
Pavel Andreivich Chekov
-- b.3/25/2184ExplorerMisc: Star Trek character born in the USSR, but it doesn't exist anymore. Could it return?
-- b.7/15/1904 Ju-1 or 7/28/1904 N.S. d.1/6/1990 N.S. (85)Physicist, Russian
Robert A. Chesebrough
-- b.1/9/1837 d.9/9/1933 (96)Chemist, InventorMisc: Vaseline
-- b.3/16/1789 d.1/30/1872 (82)Soldier, Explorer, Irish
-- b.8/31/1786 N.S. d.4/9/1889 N.S. (102)Chemist, FrenchMisc: chemistry of fats
-- b.12/25/1878 d.6/6/1941 (62)Designer, Inventor, Businessperson, Manufacturer, Auto Racer, SwissMisc: Founder of the Chevrolet auto & truck motor companies as well as Frontenac
-- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, PianistNames/Places: b. in Pasadena, CaliforniaMisc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.TV Shows: The French Chef
Kevin P. Chilton
-- b.11/3/1954Astronaut, Engineer
-- b.6/5/1718 J-LD or 6/16/1718 N.S. d.11/13/1779 N.S. (61)Inventor, EnglishMisc: Cabinet maker; furniture (nude?)
-- b.8/15/1824 d.12/23/1884 (60)PioneerMisc: Rancher; Cattler
-- b.11/30/1756 d.4/3/1827 (70)Physicist, Musician, German
-- b.10/10/1758 N.S. d.7/10/1849 N.S. (90)Pioneer, Fur TraderNames/Places: b. in New Orleans, Louisiana (was New France when he was born); NN: The Father of Oklahoma
-- b.2/1/1879 d.2/6/1956 (77)Inventor
-- b.4/2/1875 d.8/18/1940 (65)Inventor, Entrepreneur, Industrialist, ManufacturerMisc: Chrysler Corporation founder 1925; 6-cylinder engine developer
Paul C. W. Chu
-- b.2/12/1941Physicist, ChineseMisc: superconductivity researcher
-- b.10/22/1882 d.4/1/1952 (69)Engineer, InventorMisc: established the first U.S. radio station
-- b.2/5/1878 d.7/3/1935 (57)Engineer, Manufacturer, FrenchMisc: introduced Henry Ford's methods of mass production to the European automobile industry.
-- b.9/4/1920 d.1/22/2000 (79)Author, Chef, Editor, Columnist, GayMisc: food critic, cookbooks
-- b.5/13/1713 N.S. d.5/17/1765 N.S. (52)Astronomer, Geophysicist, Mathematician, Physicist, FrenchMisc: born between May 3 and May 13 of 1713
-- b.3/8/1804 d.6/9/1897 (93)AstronomerMisc: died just 3 weeks after first use of Yerkes 40" lens.
Kenneth Bancroft Clark
-- b.7/14/1904 d.5/1/2005 (100)Psychologist, Educator
Mamie Phipps Clark
-- b.4/18/1917 d.8/11/1983 (66)Psychologist
-- b.8/1/1770 d.9/1/1838 (68)ExplorerMisc: of Lewis & Clark
Alexander Ross Clarke
-- b.12/16/1828 d.2/11/1914 (85)Geologist, EnglishMisc: whose calculations of the size and shape of the Earth were the first to approximate accepted modern values with respect to both polar flattening and equatorial radius.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke
-- b.12/16/1917 d.3/19/2008 (90)Novelist, Sci-fi Writer, Scientist, EnglishNames/Places: RFN:Andrew CharlesBook Titles: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Childhood's End, The Hammer of God
-- b.8/24/1899 d.5/22/1983 (83)Scientist, Microbiologist, Belgiumese, CanadianMisc: founder of modern cell biology; isolated a cancer virus, Nobel 1974
-- b.9/24/1870 N.S. d.5/23/1960 N.S. (89)Chemist, Engineer, FrenchMisc: Neon Light inventor
-- b.1/2/1822 d.8/24/1888 (66)Scientist, GermanMisc: thermodynamics pioneer
-- b.1/29/1754 d.11/16/1807 (53)Soldier, Frontiersman, Pioneer, LawyerMisc: founded Cleveland Ohio
-- b.6/7/1953 N.S. d.7/16/2019 N.S. (66)Anthropologist, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, EnglishMisc: AP says b. Oct 31; Wikipedia says b. June 7Group Names: Johnny Clegg and Savuka
Thomas Green Clemson
-- b.7/1/1807 d.4/6/1888 (80)EngineerMisc: Clemson University was named after him
Sir Dugald Clerk
-- b.3/31/1854 d.11/12/1932 (78)Inventor, EnglishMisc: inventor of the 2-stroke motorcycle engine.
-- b.3/2/1769 N.S. d.2/11/1828 N.S. (58)Naturalist, Senator, GovernorMisc: promulgated the idea of the Erie Canal ( q.v. ), which connects the Hudson River to the Great Lakes.
Lord Robert Clive
-- b.9/29/1725 d.11/22/1774 (49)Soldier, Explorer, EnglishMisc: founded the British empire in India
Henri Marie Coanda
-- b.6/7/1886 d.11/25/1972 (86)Engineer, Inventor, Romanian
-- b.12/10/1887 d.2/25/1968 (80)Engineer, Neurologist, PhysicianMisc: could be considered "the founder of biological psychiatry in the United States".
-- b.5/11/1906 N.S. d.8/9/1980 N.S. (74)Aviator, Cosmetic ExecutiveNames/Places: MaN:OdlumMisc: Speed Pilot; Air Force colonel and cosmetics maker; the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound.
-- b.6/4/1910 d.6/1/1999 (88)Engineer, Inventor, EnglishMisc: inventor of the Hovercraft
Sir John D. Cockroft
-- b.5/27/1897 d.9/18/1967 (70)Physicist, EnglishMisc: Radar, Nobel 1951
-- b.9/6/1873 d.11/21/1937 (64)Engineer, Businessperson, IndustrialistMisc: with Roy Chapin, founded Hudson Motor Car Co.
-- b.9/28/1761 d.12/17/1830 (69)Physician, Surgeon
-- b.11/17/1922 N.S.Biochemist, AmericanMisc: who, with Rita Levi-Montalcini, shared the 1986 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his researches on substances produced in the body that influence the development of nerve and skin tissues.
Edwin Joseph Cohn
-- b.12/17/1892 d.10/1/1953 (60)BiochemistMisc: helped develop the methods of blood fractionation (the separation of plasma proteins into fractions).
-- b.9/17/1822 d.11/3/1924 (102)PioneerMisc: one of the last surviving 49er gold seekers
-- b.10/19/1936Anthropologist, Scholar, EducatorMisc: Museum Director; president of Spelman College
-- b.8/15/1962Chef, PersonalityTV Shows: Top Chef (head judge), Best New Restaurnt (producer)
-- b.11/19/1956AstronautMisc: The first female Space Shuttle Commander
Michael "Mike" Collins
-- b.10/31/1930 N.S.Astronaut, ItalianMisc: manned the Apollo 11 command module while Neil Armstrong and Ed Aldrin walked on the moon
-- b.11/22/1893 d.9/28/1976 (82)Aviator, CanadianMisc: WWI pilot
-- b.7/19/1814 d.1/10/1862 (47)InventorNames/Places: b. in Hartford, Conn.Misc: Colt 45 revolver and other firearms
Gardner Quincy Colton
-- b.2/7/1814 d.8/9/1898 (84)ChefMisc: anesthetist who was among the first to utilize the anesthetic properties of nitrous oxide in medical practice. After a dentist suggested the use of the gas as an anesthetic, Colton safely used it in extracting thousands of teeth.
-- b.10/30/1451 O.S. d.5/20/1506 O.S. (54)Explorer, Navigator, Colonist, ItalianNames/Places: born in the Republic of Genoa; RN:Cristoforo ColomboMisc: discoverer of America; died in poverty in Spain; Encyclopedia Brittanica gives b. Aug 26, 1451 and d. May 21, 1506
-- b.5/28/1917 d.9/30/2012 (95)Author, Biologist, Ecologist, Politician
Arthur Holly Compton
-- b.9/10/1892 d.3/15/1962 (69)Scientist, Engineer, PhysicianMisc: developed the A-bomb, 1927 Nobel.
Karl Taylor Compton
-- b.9/14/1887 d.6/22/1954 (66)Physicist, EducatorMisc: was closely associated with development of the atomic bomb
James B. Conant
-- b.3/26/1893 d.2/11/1978 (84)Chemist, Statesman, EducatorMisc: 20-year Harvard president
Edward U. Condon
-- b.3/2/1902 d.3/26/1974 (72)PhysicistMisc: helped develop an atomic bomb
Charles P. "Pete" Conrad Jr.
-- b.6/2/1930 N.S. d.7/8/1999 N.S. (69)AstronautMisc: said "Whoopee!" when he became the third man to set foot on the moon; copilot on the Gemini 5 spaceflight (1965), command pilot of Gemini 11, spacecraft commander of the Apollo 12 flight to the Moon, and commander of the Skylab 2 mission; American Express ads "Do you know me?"
-- b.5/4/1874 d.12/11/1941 (67)EngineerMisc: electrical engineer whose interest in radiotelephony led to the establishment of the first commercial radio station.
-- b.8/4/1755 d.12/6/1805 (50)Inventor, FrenchMisc: developed the method on which the manufacture of modern pencils is based.
-- b.6/10/1865 d.8/5/1940 (75)ExplorerMisc: claimed falsely to be at North Pole
Captain James Cook
-- b.10/27/1728 O.S. or 11/7/1728 N.S. d.2/14/1779 (50)Explorer, Navigator, EnglishMisc: Sea Captain, South Pacific; discovered the Sandwich Islands; mapped New Zealand, Australia and the Hawaiian Islands
-- b.5/4/1940Novelist, Physician
Sir William F. Cooke
-- b.5/4/1806 d.6/25/1879 (73)Engineer, Inventor, EnglishMisc: electric telegraph co-inv
Charles Horton Cooley
-- b.8/17/1864 N.S. d.5/7/1929 N.S. (64)Sociologist
Dr. Denton Arthur Cooley
-- b.8/22/1920 d.11/18/2016 N.S. (96)Surgeon, EducatorMisc: Heart diseases & transplants; performed the first artifical heart transplant
-- b.10/23/1873 d.2/3/1975 (101)Chemist, Engineer, InventorMisc: his improvement of tungsten filaments was essential in the development of the modern incandescent lamp bulb and the X-ray tube.
Dr. Carleton Coon
-- b.6/23/1904 d.6/3/1981 (76)Anthropologist, Professor
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
-- b.3/6/1927 d.10/4/2004 (77)Astronaut
-- b.2/12/1791 d.4/4/1883 (92)Inventor, Businessperson, Industrialist, Philanthropist, American
-- b.2/19/1473 d.5/24/1543 (70)Astronomer, PolishNames/Places: b. in Torun; RFN:Mikolaj Kopernik; d. in PolandMisc: proved the sun is the center of our solar system & planets revolve around it
-- b.4/3/1967 N.S.ChefTV Shows: Around the World in 80 Plates
Carl Ferdinand Cori
-- b.12/5/1896 d.10/20/1984 (87)Biochemist, Austrian
Gerty Theresa Cori
-- b.8/15/1896 d.10/26/1957 (61)Biochemist, Austrian
-- b.2/23/1924 d.5/7/1998 (74)Physicist, Educator, South African
-- b.6/17/1870 d.9/??/1953InventorMisc: Wheaties cereal
Sir John Cornforth
-- b.9/7/1917 d.12/8/2013 (96)Chemist, Australian
Francisco Vázquez de Coronado
-- b.2/25/1510 J+CD d.9/22/1554 J+CD (44)Explorer, Spanish
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan
-- b.1/22/1907 d.12/9/1995 (88)Aviator, TV ActorMisc: landed in Ireland after taking off from NY to LA; became an instant folk hero in 1938 when he "mistakenly" flew solo across the Atlantic after authorities told him he couldn't
-- b.??/??/1740 or ??/??/1741 d.5/23/1800Inventor
-- b.??/??/1485 d.12/2/1547Explorer, SpanishMisc: Mexico conqueror
-- b.7/11/1967NaturalistMisc: Wildlife expert; TV naturalist
-- b.11/14/1892 N.S. d.5/18/1973 N.S. (80)Aviator, French
-- b.7/10/1682 J-LD d.6/5/1716 J-LD (33)Astronomer, Mathematician, English
Frederick Gardner Cottrell
-- b.1/10/1877 d.11/16/1948 (71)InventorMisc: invented the electrostatic precipitator, used for polution control and air ionizers.
-- b.2/26/1857 d.7/2/1926 (69)Psychologist, French
-- b.9/9/1842 d.12/25/1899 (57)Scientist, OrnithologistMisc: he advanced the study and classification of North American birds.
John Merle Coulter
-- b.11/20/1851 d.12/23/1928 (77)Naturalist, Chinese
-- b.9/24/1895 d.2/19/1988 (92)Scientist, Physiologist, French
-- b.2/8/1777 N.S. d.9/27/1838 N.S. (61)Chemist, FrenchMisc: Iodine founder
-- b.6/11/1910 N.S. d.6/25/1997 N.S. (87)Author, Explorer, Inventor, Oceanographer, Environmentalist, TV Host, Producer, FrenchNames/Places: b. in St. Andre-de-Cubzac; FN:Captain Jacques Yves CousteaustMisc: Marine Biologist; co-iventor of the aqualung which made SCUBA diving possible; captain of the "Calypso"TV Shows: The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau
-- b.12/30/1940 d.6/28/1979 (38)Oceanographer, TV Producer, FrenchNames/Places: Jacques' fatherMisc: produced his father's TV documentaries
Joshua Lionel Cowen
-- b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)InventorMisc: Electric model trains
James Mason Crafts
-- b.3/8/1839 d.6/20/1917 (78)Chemist
-- b.9/28/1836 d.1/27/1910 (73)InventorMisc: made and sold plumbing supplies
-- b.9/28/1925 d.10/5/1996 (71)Engineer, Computer ScientistMisc: Computer guru; pioneered the use of transistors in computers and later developed massive supercomputers to run business and government information networks
-- b.10/23/1942 d.11/4/2008 (66)Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter, Doctor, Movie DirectorNames/Places: b. in Chicago; FN:John; PRON:CRY-TONBook Titles: The Great Train Robbery, The Terminal Man, Rising Sun, Congo, Jurassic Park
-- b.6/8/1916 d.7/28/2004 (88)Scientist, Biophysicist, EnglishMisc: DNA molecular structure discoverer (Nobel 1962)
George Washington Crile
-- b.11/11/1864 d.1/7/1943 (78)Surgeon
-- b.9/11/1937Aeronautical, Astronaut, Aviator, EngineerMisc: served as pilot on the first U.S. space shuttle orbital flight.
-- b.5/4/1655 N.S. d.1/27/1731 N.S. (75)Inventor, Manufacturer, ItalianMisc: musical instrument maker, pianos & harpsichords
-- b.??/??/???? d.11/5/1994 (82)InventorMisc: WD-40
-- b.8/17/1786 d.3/6/1836 (49)Soldier, Adventurer, Explorer, FrontiersmanNames/Places: NN: King of the Wild Frontier; RFN:DavidMisc: grinned down bears
-- b.10/9/1915 d.7/11/1979 (63)Author, Scientist, HorticulturistMisc: Gardening booksTV Shows: The Victory Garden (original host)
-- b.12/3/1753 d.6/26/1827 (73)Inventor, English
A. J. Cronin
-- b.7/19/1896 d.1/6/1981 (84)Novelist, Physician, EnglishNames/Places: RFMN:Archibald John
James Watson Cronin
-- b.9/29/1931 N.S. d.8/25/2016 N.S. (84)PhysicistMisc: nuclear
Axel Frederic Cronstedt
-- b.12/23/1722 d.8/19/1765 (42)Chemist, Swedish
Sir William Crookes
-- b.6/17/1832 d.4/4/1919 (86)Chemist, Physicist, EnglishMisc: discovered thallium
-- b.9/7/1840 d.9/16/1903 (63)InventorMisc: machine for making a square-bottomed grocery bag
-- b.2/26/1725 N.S. d.10/2/1804 N.S. (79)Inventor, FrenchMisc: military engineer who designed and built the world's first true automobile, a huge, heavy, steam-powered tricycle.
Sir Samuel Cunard
-- b.11/21/1787 d.4/28/1865 (77)Pioneer, Executive, CanadianMisc: trans-Atlantic steam navigation; founded first regular Atlantic steamship line
-- b.3/16/1932AstronautMisc: Apollo 7
Marie Marja Sklodowska Curie
-- b.11/7/1867 d.7/4/1934 (66)Chemist, Physicist, PolishNames/Places: NN:Madame; Pierre's wife
-- b.5/15/1859 d.4/19/1906 (46)Chemist, Physicist, FrenchNames/Places: Marie's hubbyMisc: Nobel winner 1903
Haskell Brooks Curry
-- b.9/12/1900 d.9/1/1982 (81)Mathematician, EducatorMisc: calculus and logictician
Charles Gordon Curtis
-- b.4/20/1860 d.3/10/1953 (92)InventorMisc: Steam turbine
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
-- b.5/21/1878 d.7/23/1930 (52)Aviator, InventorMisc: Seaplanes
-- b.4/8/1869 d.10/7/1939 (70)NeurosurgeonMisc: studied blood pressure
-- b.7/15/1931Writer, Novelist, ArchaeologistMisc: marine archaeologistMovie Titles: Raise The Titantic, Sahara, Deep Six, Cyclops
-- b.8/23/1769 d.5/13/1832 (62)Naturalist, Zoologist, StatesmanMisc: science of comparative anatomy father