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James Buchanan Eads
-- b.5/23/1820 d.3/8/1887 (66)Scientist, Engineer
-- b.7/24/1898 d.7/2/1937 (38)AviatorNames/Places: b. in Atchison, KSMisc: the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, but got lost on a flight enrout to Howland Island
-- b.3/19/1848 d.1/13/1929 (80)Frontiersman, GunslingerMisc: 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.
-- b.7/12/1854 d.3/14/1932 (77)Inventor, Industrialist, ManufacturerNames/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.
-- b.2/2/1915 d.11/17/2002 (87)Author, Archaeologist, Head of State, Diplomat, South AfricanNames/Places: RN:Aubrey SolomonMisc: Israeli leader
Sir John Carew Eccles
-- b.1/27/1903 d.5/2/1997 (94)Neurologist, Physiologist, AustralianMisc: 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, BritishMisc: pioneered in the development of radio communication.
-- b.8/10/1868 d.8/14/1954 (86)Pioneer, GermanMisc: Dirigible expert; Zeppelin commander
John Presper Eckert
-- b.4/9/1919 d.6/3/1995 (76)Inventor, Computer ScientistMisc: 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
-- b.7/1/1929 d.5/17/2014 (84)BiochemistMisc: Nobel 1972
-- b.4/6/1903 d.1/4/1990 (86)Photographer, Engineer, InventorMisc: 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)InventorNames/Places: b. in Milan, Ohio; aka The Wizard of Menlo ParkMisc: held over 1300 patents incl. phonograph & incandescent electric lamp
-- b.11/22/1942Sociologist, Sports FigureMisc: Sports Sociologist
-- 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, GermanMisc: discovered first effective treatment for syphilis, discovered diphtheria antitoxin, Strehlen, Nobel 1908; some say b. Feb 12
Dr. Paul Ehrlich
-- b.5/29/1932Author, Biologist, Educator, German
Alexander Gustave Eiffel
-- b.12/15/1832 d.12/28/1923 (91)Architect, Engineer, FrenchMisc: builder of the Paris tower that bears his name and engineer of the Statue of Liberty.
-- b.5/9/1927Chemist, Physicist, German
-- 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, GermanNames/Places: b. in Ulm; d. in Princeton; NJ.Misc: Theoretical of Relativity Physicist (E=mc2) and originated it making atomic weapons possible; Nobel 1921
-- b.5/21/1860 d.9/29/1927 (67)Scientist, Physiologist, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: invented the electrocardiograph
-- b.6/23/1930 d.12/2/1987 (57)AstronautMisc: Apollo 7
Dr. Loren Eiseley
-- b.9/3/1907 d.7/9/1977 (69)Scientist, Anthropologist, ProfessorMisc: Animal Secrets
-- b.12/7/1906 d.4/8/1996 (89)InventorMisc: Sweet 'n Low
-- b.9/8/1902 d.10/9/1977 (75)Aviator, Actress, Vaudevillaness
-- b.8/5/1604 J-LD d.5/21/1690 J-LD (85)Pioneer, Missionary, Colonist, BritishMisc: Apostle to the indians
-- b.4/7/1891 d.2/14/1978 (86)PhysicianMisc: 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)AstronomerMisc: the first to photograph meteors
-- b.1/1/1810 d.6/21/1862 (52)EngineerMisc: built the first wire-cable suspension bridge in America.
-- b.1/4/1977 N.S.Chef
-- b.9/27/1913 d.7/24/2007 (93)PsychologistMisc: developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
-- b.2/2/1859 d.7/8/1939 (80)Psychologist, EnglishNames/Places: FN:HenryMisc: sex researcher (Psychology of Sex)
-- b.5/12/1880 d.5/26/1951 (71)Explorer, AmericanMisc: 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)EngineerMisc: 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
-- b.6/1/1949NaturalistMisc: Animal expert of The San Diego ZooTV Shows: Those Amazing Animals, Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (frequent guest)
-- b.7/1/1903 d.1/1/1984 (80)Chemist, Nutritionist
-- 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, GermanMisc: 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
-- b.1/30/1925 d.7/2/2013 (88)InventorMisc: 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.
-- b.2/2/1809 d.2/4/1884 (75)Botanist, Physician, Meterologist
Joe Henry Engle
-- b.8/26/1932Astronaut, Pilot, American
Dr. Howard T. Engstrom
-- b.6/23/1902 d.3/9/1962 (59)Engineer, Computer ScientistMisc: UNIVAC computer designer
-- b.9/7/1524 d.12/31/1583 (59)Physician, Swiss
-- b.??/??/276BC d.??/??/194BCScientist, Mathematician, Greek
-- b.3/26/1913 N.S. d.9/20/1996 N.S. (83)Mathematician, HungarianMisc: one of the century's top math experts
-- b.9/5/1935Psychologist, EpiscopalianNames/Places: RN:John Paul "Jack" RosenbergMisc: author of transformational models and applications.
-- b.??/??/970 d.??/??/1020NavigatorMisc: 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
-- b.7/31/1803 d.3/8/1889 (85)Engineer, SwedishMisc: Warships; invented screw propeller, built USS Monitor
Erik H. Erikson
-- b.6/15/1902 d.5/12/1994 (91)Author, Scientist, Psychoanalyst, GermanMisc: Pulitzer Prize-winning; coined the phrase "identity crisis."
-- b.1/5/1874 d.12/5/1965 (91)Scientist, PhysiologistMisc: shock therapist
Richard R. Ernst
-- b.8/14/1933Chemist, SwissMisc: for his contribution to the applications of nuclear magnetic resonance
-- b.10/10/1946Chemist, Physicist, Professor, German
-- b.3/12/1925Physicist, JapaneseMisc: Tunnel Effect
Georges Auguste Escoffier
-- b.10/28/1846 d.2/12/1935 (88)Author, Chef, Inventor, FrenchNames/Places: NN: The King of Chefs & The Chef of Kings
-- b.??/??/300BC d.??/??/300BCMathematician, GreekMisc: fl.c.300BC
-- b.4/15/1707 d.9/18/1783 (76)Mathematician, Physicist, Swiss
-- b.9/13/1755 d.4/15/1819 (63)InventorMisc: pioneered the high-pressure steam engine
Ronald Ellwin Evans
-- b.11/10/1933 d.4/7/1990 (56)AstronautMisc: Apollo 17
Sir George Everest
-- b.7/4/1790 d.12/1/1866 (76)Engineer, Explorer, EnglishMisc: Mt. Everest was named for him
-- b.2/26/1864 d.11/17/1956 (92)Astronomer, EnglishMisc: who, in 1909, discovered the horizontal motion of gases outward from the centres of sunspots, a phenomenon sometimes called the Evershed effect.
-- b.4/19/1877 d.7/12/1934 (57)Inventor, Manufacturer, NorweiganMisc: invented the outboard marine engine.
-- b.3/11/1792 d.9/16/1870 (78)Inventor, EnglishMisc: Safety valves
Edward John Eyre
-- b.8/5/1815 d.11/30/1901 (86)Explorer, EnglishMisc: explorer in Australia for whom Lake Eyre and the Eyre Peninsula (both in South Australia) are named. He was subsequently a British colonial official.