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Daniel Cowan Jackling
-- b.8/14/1869 d.3/13/1956 (86)BiochemistMisc: mining engineer and metallurgist who developed methods for the profitable exploitation of low-grade porphyry copper ores and thus revolutionized copper mining.
-- b.4/4/1835 d.10/7/1911 (76)Scientist, Neurologist, BritishMisc: whose studies of epilepsy, speech defects, and nervous-system disorders arising from injury to the brain and spinal cord remain among the most useful and highly documented in the field
-- b.6/17/1920 d.4/19/2013 (92)Scientist, Bacteriologist, Biologist, Geneticist, French
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
-- b.12/10/1804 d.2/18/1851 (46)Mathematician, GermanMisc: who, with Niels Henrik Abel of Norway, founded the theory of elliptic functions.
Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi
-- b.8/31/1842 d.6/10/1906 (63)Writer, Physician, Physicist, Suffragate, BritishMisc: the foremost woman doctor of her era.
-- b.5/4/1916 d.4/25/2006 (89)Author, Scientist, American, CanadianMisc: Urbanologist
-- b.??/??/1923 d.3/17/1993 (69)Inventor, BusinesspersonMisc: The Earth Shoe
Joseph Marie Jacquard
-- b.7/7/1752 d.8/7/1834 (82)Inventor, FrenchMisc: inventor of the Jacquard programmable power loom
-- b.10/5/1949Theorist, Historian, Baseball WriterMisc: Statistician
Geroge W. James
-- b.9/27/1858 d.11/8/1923 (65)Photographer, Author, Lecturer, Explorer, Journalist, British
-- b.1/11/1842 d.8/26/1910 (68)Philosopher, Psychoanalyst, Psychologist, AmericanNames/Places: Henry Sr.'s sonMisc: founder of Pragmatism
Eli Hamilton Janney
-- b.11/12/1831 d.6/16/1912 (80)Inventor
-- b.8/21/1924 d.10/1/2017 N.S. (93)Psychologist, PsychotherapistMisc: creator of primal therapy
-- b.10/22/1905 d.2/14/1950 (44)Engineer, PhysicistMisc: discovered cosmic radio emissions in 1932
-- b.5/11/1946Inventor, Physician, SurgeonMisc: The Jarvik 7 artifical heart maker
Gregory B. Jarvis
-- b.8/24/1944 d.1/28/1986 (41)Astronaut, Engineer
Sir James H. Jeans
-- b.9/11/1877 d.9/16/1946 (69)Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, EnglishMisc: the first to propose that matter is continuously created throughout the universe.
-- b.2/5/1745 or 2/5/1744 d.9/16/1819 (74)Scientist, Physician, Surgeon, WeathermanMisc: America's first weatherman
Elvin Morton Jellinek
-- b.8/15/1890 d.10/22/1963 (73)PhysiologistMisc: a pioneer in the scientific study of alcoholism.
Dr. Mae Jemison
-- b.10/17/1956Astronaut, PhysicianMisc: the first black woman in space
Charles Francis Jenkins
-- b.8/22/1867 d.6/6/1934 (66)InventorMisc: Altimeter, Automobile self-starter, cone-shaped drinking cup
-- b.5/17/1749 d.1/26/1823 (73)Physician, EnglishMisc: smallpox vaccination discoverer
-- b.1/30/1815 d.12/11/1898 (83)Physician, EnglishMisc: primarily known for having discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid.
William Le Baron Jenney
-- b.9/25/1832 N.S. d.6/14/1907 N.S. (74)Architect, EngineerMisc: his technical innovations were of primary importance in the development of the skyscraper.
J. Hans D. Jensen
-- b.6/25/1907 d.2/11/1973 (65)Novelist, Physicist, Danish (Denmark), GermanNames/Places: RN:Johannes Hans Daniel JensenMisc: Atomic Nuclei
-- b.7/13/1969 N.S.Physician, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, AmericanTV Shows: Community (as Senor Chang), Dr. Ken (as Ken)Movie Titles: Pineapple Express, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ride Along 2, The DUFF, The Hangover (series), Despicable Me 2
Niels Kaj Jerne
-- b.12/23/1911 d.10/7/1994 (82)Scientist, British
-- b.12/14/1795 d.1/12/1885 (89)EngineerMisc: made outstanding contributions in construction of U.S. canals, railroads, and water-supply systems.
Germain Henri Jess
-- b.8/7/1802 d.11/30/1850 (48)Chemist, RussianMisc: his studies of heat in chemical reactions formed the foundation of thermochemistry.
Frank Baldwin Jewett
-- b.9/5/1879 d.11/18/1949 (70)EngineerMisc: electrical engineer and first president of the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc., who directed research in telephony, telegraphy, and radio and television communications.
-- b.1/21/1840 d.1/7/1912 (71)Physician, Feminist, Teacher, English
-- b.8/17/1931 N.S. d.6/19/2005 N.S. (73)Chemist, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Croatian
-- b.3/5/1955Author, Inventor, Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host, Cartoon Voice Actor, Magician/Illusionist, JugglerMisc: of Penn & Teller; voice announcer for Comedy Central in the 1990s; radio show 2006-07; contributed to PC/Computing magazine 1990-94Book Titles: God, No! Sings You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical TalesTV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Drell 1996-97), Sin City (co-host), Identity (host)Movie Titles: Car 54 Where Are You?, Toy Story, Hackers, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Aristocrats, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder
-- b.6/28/1943Scientist, AnthropologistMisc: Paleoanthropologist
-- b.7/1/1903 d.1/5/1941 (37)Aviator, EnglishMisc: made many pioneering flights including England to Australia
Charles Spurgeon Johnson
-- b.7/24/1893 d.10/27/1956 (63)Sociologist, Educator
-- b.8/26/1918 N.S.Mathematician, PhysicianMisc: most famous for her work with NASA
-- b.2/27/1910 d.12/21/1990 (80)EngineerMisc: Highly innovative American aeronautical engineer and designer.
-- b.10/9/1884 d.1/13/1937 (52)Photographer, Explorer
-- b.3/14/1894 d.1/7/1953 (58)Author, Explorer
-- b.4/5/1901 d.5/16/1987 (86)Author, Physicist, British
Dr. Virginia E. Johnson
-- b.2/11/1925 d.7/24/2013 (88)Author, Physician, PsychologistNames/Places: William Masters' ex-wifeMisc: Masters & Johnson; Sex Expert
-- b.12/28/1804 d.7/9/1871 (66)Artist, Geographer, ScottishMisc: Cartographer
-- b.3/19/1900 d.8/14/1958 (58)Physicist, FrenchNames/Places: Irene's husbandMisc: Nobel 1935
-- b.9/12/1897 d.3/17/1956 (58)Physicist, FrenchNames/Places: Marie's daughter; Frederic's wifeMisc: The Neutron (Nobel 1935)
-- b.9/21/1645 d.5/??/1700 (54)Explorer, CanadianMisc: The Mississippi River explorer; The city of Joliet (joh-lee-YET'), Illinois, is named for him; last seen in May 1700, exact date of death unknown.
-- b.10/14/1907 d.6/27/1992 (84)Dentist, Movie/Stage Actor, TenorNames/Places: b. in Old Forge, PA; Jim & Jack's dad; Irene Hervey's hubbyMisc: some say b. 1908Song Titles: Donkey SerenadeMovie Titles: A Day at the Races, Showboat
-- b.3/14/1864 d.4/30/1900 (36)EngineerNames/Places: b. in Chicago; RN:John Luther JonesMisc: locomotive engineer; rode the Cannonball Express to his death when his brakes failed
Sir Harold Jones
-- b.3/29/1890 d.11/3/1960 (70)Astronomer, British
Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr.
-- b.7/1/1899 presumed deceasedAdventurerMisc: fictional character
Brian David Josephson
-- b.1/4/1940Scientist, Physicist, Educator, Professor, Welsh (Wales)Misc: he is best known for his pioneering work on superconductivity and quantum tunnelling
James Prescott Joule
-- b.12/24/1818 d.10/11/1889 (70)Inventor, Physicist, EnglishMisc: Joule's Law; who established that the various forms of energy--mechanical, electrical, and heat--are basically the same and can be changed, one into another. Thus he formed the basis of the law of conservation of energy, the first law of thermodynamics.
-- b.3/20/1823 d.7/16/1886 (63)Novelist, AdventurerMisc: Dime novelist; Buffalo Bill creator
-- b.4/11/1899 N.S. d.4/19/1975 N.S. (76)Chemist, AmericanMisc: holder of more than 138 chemical patents
-- b.8/9/1793 d.11/14/1856 (63)Pioneer, Mayor, Canadian
Dr. Carl Gustav Jung
-- b.7/26/1875 d.6/6/1961 (85)Psychiatrist, SwissMisc: Psychoanalysis father
-- b.2/3/1859 d.2/3/1935 (76)EngineerMisc: of Airplanes; Prussian
Ernest Everett Just
-- b.8/14/1883 d.10/27/1941 (58)Author, BiologistMisc: pioneered cell division