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James Buchanan Eads -- b.5/23/1820 d.3/8/1887 (66)
Scientist, Engineer

Amelia Earhart -- b.7/24/1898 d.7/2/1937 (38)
Names/Places: b. in Atchison, KS
Misc: the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but got lost on a flight enrout to Howland Island

Wyatt Earp -- b.3/19/1848 d.1/13/1929 (80)
Frontiersman, Gunslinger
Misc: Law officer portrayed by Hugh O'Brien on TV from 1955-61; U.S. Marshall of Tombstone, Ariz., gambler, led the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

George Eastman -- b.7/12/1854 d.3/14/1932 (77)
Inventor, Industrialist, Manufacturer
Names/Places: b. in Waterville, N.Y.
Misc: of photographic equipment, rolled film, Kodak camera; founded Eastman-Kodak Co. which for years held a virtual monopoly in the camera and film industry.

Abba Eban -- b.2/2/1915 d.11/17/2002 (87)
Author, Archaeologist, Head of State, Diplomat, South African
Names/Places: RN:Aubrey Solomon
Misc: Israeli leader

Sir John Carew Eccles -- b.1/27/1903 d.5/2/1997 (94)
Neurologist, Physiologist, Australian
Misc: won the Nobel Prize for medicine for his work on how nerve cells in the brain transmit impulses

William Henry Eccles -- b.8/23/1875 d.4/29/1966 (90)
Physicist, British
Misc: pioneered in the development of radio communication.

Hugo Eckener -- b.8/10/1868 d.8/14/1954 (86)
Pioneer, German
Misc: Dirigible expert; Zeppelin commander

John Presper Eckert -- b.4/9/1919 d.6/3/1995 (76)
Inventor, Computer Scientist
Misc: co-inventor of the first electronic computer (ENIAC).

Sir Arthur Eddington -- b.12/28/1882 d.11/22/1944 (61)
Astronomer, Cosmologist, Mathematician, Physician, Astrophysicist, English

Gerald Edelman -- b.7/1/1929 d.5/17/2014 (84)
Misc: Nobel 1972

Harold Edgerton -- b.4/6/1903 d.1/4/1990 (86)
Photographer, Engineer, Inventor
Misc: noted for developing techniques of high-speed photography and applying them to various scientific uses.

Thomas Alva Edison -- b.2/11/1847 d.10/18/1931 (84)
Names/Places: b. in Milan, Ohio; aka The Wizard of Menlo Park
Misc: held over 1300 patents incl. phonograph & incandescent electric lamp

Harry Edwards -- b.11/22/1942
Sociologist, Sports Figure
Misc: Sports Sociologist

Krafft Ehricke -- b.3/24/1917 d.12/11/1984 (67)
Aeronautical, Engineer, German

Paul R. Ehrlich -- b.3/14/1854 d.8/20/1915 (61)
Bacteriologist, Biologist, German
Misc: discovered first effective treatment for syphilis, discovered diphtheria antitoxin, Strehlen, Nobel 1908; some say b. Feb 12

Dr. Paul Ehrlich -- b.5/29/1932
Author, Biologist, Educator, German

Alexander Gustave Eiffel -- b.12/15/1832 d.12/28/1923 (91)
Architect, Engineer, French
Misc: builder of the Paris tower that bears his name and engineer of the Statue of Liberty.

Manfred Eigen -- b.5/9/1927
Chemist, Physicist, German

Christiaan Eijkman -- b.8/11/1858 d.11/5/1930 (72)
Scientist, Hygienist, Physician, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: demonstration that beriberi is caused by poor diet led to the discovery of vitamins.

Albert E. Einstein -- b.3/14/1879 d.4/18/1955 (76)
Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, German
Names/Places: b. in Ulm; d. in Princeton; NJ.
Misc: Theoretical of Relativity Physicist (E=mc2) and originated it making atomic weapons possible; Nobel 1921

Willem Einthoven -- b.5/21/1860 d.9/29/1927 (67)
Scientist, Physiologist, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: invented the electrocardiograph

John Eisele -- b.6/23/1930 d.12/2/1987 (57)
Misc: Apollo 7

Dr. Loren Eiseley -- b.9/3/1907 d.7/9/1977 (69)
Scientist, Anthropologist, Professor
Misc: Animal Secrets

Benjamin Eisenstadt -- b.12/7/1906 d.4/8/1996 (89)
Misc: Sweet 'n Low

Ruth Elder -- b.9/8/1902 d.10/9/1977 (75)
Aviator, Actress, Vaudevillaness

John Eliot -- b.8/5/1604 J-LD d.5/21/1690 J-LD (85)
Pioneer, Missionary, Colonist, British
Misc: Apostle to the indians

Martha Eliot -- b.4/7/1891 d.2/14/1978 (86)
Misc: a foremost pediatrician and specialist in public health, an assistant director for WHO, and an architect of New Deal and postwar programs for maternal and child health.

William L. Elkin -- b.4/29/1855 d.5/30/1933 (78)
Misc: the first to photograph meteors

Charles Ellet -- b.1/1/1810 d.6/21/1862 (52)
Misc: built the first wire-cable suspension bridge in America.

Graham Elliot -- b.1/4/1977 N.S.

Albert Ellis -- b.9/27/1913 d.7/24/2007 (93)
Misc: developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Havelock Ellis -- b.2/2/1859 d.7/8/1939 (80)
Psychologist, English
Names/Places: FN:Henry
Misc: sex researcher (Psychology of Sex)

Lincoln Ellsworth -- b.5/12/1880 d.5/26/1951 (71)
Explorer, American
Misc: the first to cross both Arctic (1926) and Antarctic (1935) by air in a single-engine airplane

Gustav Waldemar Elmen -- b.12/22/1876 d.12/10/1957 (80)
Misc: electrical engineer and metallurgist who developed permalloys, metallic alloys with a high magnetic permeability. This property enables the alloy to be easily magnetized and demagnetized, and such alloys are important for use in electrical equipment.

Arpad E. Elo -- b.8/25/1903 d.11/5/1992 (89)
Astronomer, Physicist

Joan Embrey -- b.6/1/1949
Misc: Animal expert of The San Diego Zoo
TV Shows: Those Amazing Animals, Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (frequent guest)

Gladys Emerson -- b.7/1/1903 d.1/1/1984 (80)
Chemist, Nutritionist

Ubbo Emmius -- b.12/5/1547 d.12/9/1625 (78)
Geographer, Historian, German

Johann Franz Encke -- b.9/23/1791 d.8/26/1865 (73)
Astronomer, German
Misc: established the period of Encke's Comet at 3.3 years (shortest period of any known)

John Franklin Enders -- b.2/10/1897 d.9/8/1985 (88)
Scientist, Microbiologist

Douglas Engelbart -- b.1/30/1925 d.7/2/2013 (88)
Misc: In the 1960s, he envisioned the power of interconnected computers to accelerate the pursuit of knowledge and solve the world's increasingly complex problems, laying the foundation for the modern computing age and the Internet. He also invented the computer mouse.

George Engelmann -- b.2/2/1809 d.2/4/1884 (75)
Botanist, Physician, Meterologist

Joe Henry Engle -- b.8/26/1932
Astronaut, Pilot, American

Dr. Howard T. Engstrom -- b.6/23/1902 d.3/9/1962 (59)
Engineer, Computer Scientist
Misc: UNIVAC computer designer

Thomas Erastus -- b.9/7/1524 d.12/31/1583 (59)
Physician, Swiss

Eratosthenes -- b.??/??/276BC d.??/??/194BC
Scientist, Mathematician, Greek

Paul Erdős -- b.3/26/1913 N.S. d.9/20/1996 N.S. (83)
Mathematician, Hungarian
Misc: one of the century's top math experts

Werner Erhard -- b.9/5/1935
Psychologist, Episcopalian
Names/Places: RN:John Paul "Jack" Rosenberg
Misc: author of transformational models and applications.

Leif Ericson -- b.??/??/970 d.??/??/1020
Misc: fl.c.1000AD; was a Norse explorer regarded as the first European to land in North America (excluding Greenland), nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus

John Ericsson -- b.7/31/1803 d.3/8/1889 (85)
Engineer, Swedish
Misc: Warships; invented screw propeller, built USS Monitor

Erik H. Erikson -- b.6/15/1902 d.5/12/1994 (91)
Author, Scientist, Psychoanalyst, German
Misc: Pulitzer Prize-winning; coined the phrase "identity crisis."

Joseph Erlanger -- b.1/5/1874 d.12/5/1965 (91)
Scientist, Physiologist
Misc: shock therapist

Richard R. Ernst -- b.8/14/1933
Chemist, Swiss
Misc: for his contribution to the applications of nuclear magnetic resonance

Gerhard Ertl -- b.10/10/1946
Chemist, Physicist, Professor, German

Leo Esaki -- b.3/12/1925
Physicist, Japanese
Misc: Tunnel Effect

Georges Auguste Escoffier -- b.10/28/1846 d.2/12/1935 (88)
Author, Chef, Inventor, French
Names/Places: NN: The King of Chefs & The Chef of Kings

Euclid -- b.??/??/300BC d.??/??/300BC
Mathematician, Greek
Misc: fl.c.300BC

Leonhard Euler -- b.4/15/1707 d.9/18/1783 (76)
Mathematician, Physicist, Swiss

Oliver Evans -- b.9/13/1755 d.4/15/1819 (63)
Misc: pioneered the high-pressure steam engine

Ronald Ellwin Evans -- b.11/10/1933 d.4/7/1990 (56)
Misc: Apollo 17

Sir George Everest -- b.7/4/1790 d.12/1/1866 (76)
Engineer, Explorer, English
Misc: Mt. Everest was named for him

John Evershed -- b.2/26/1864 d.11/17/1956 (92)
Astronomer, English
Misc: who, in 1909, discovered the horizontal motion of gases outward from the centres of sunspots, a phenomenon sometimes called the Evershed effect.

Ole Evinrude -- b.4/19/1877 d.7/12/1934 (57)
Inventor, Manufacturer, Norweigan
Misc: invented the outboard marine engine.

Thomas Ewbank -- b.3/11/1792 d.9/16/1870 (78)
Inventor, English
Misc: Safety valves

Edward John Eyre -- b.8/5/1815 d.11/30/1901 (86)
Explorer, English
Misc: explorer in Australia for whom Lake Eyre and the Eyre Peninsula (both in South Australia) are named. He was subsequently a British colonial official.

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