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Clara Louise Maass
-- b.6/28/1876 d.8/24/1901 (25)Hero, Nurse
-- b.9/25/1925 d.8/28/2007 (81)Engineer, InventorMisc: aerodynamicist who headed a team that designed and built both the first man-powered aircraft and the first solar-powered aircraft capable of sustained flights.
-- b.6/22/1848 d.3/22/1924 (75)Surgeon, ScotishMisc: a pioneer in modern brain surgery and contributed to the development of bone graft surgery, the surgical treatment of hernia and of pneumonectomy (removal of the lungs).
-- b.2/18/1838 d.2/19/1916 (78)Philosopher, Physicist, Psychologist, BritishMisc: ratio of speed of object to speed of sound is named for him
-- b.12/29/1766 d.7/25/1843 (76)Chemist, Inventor, ScotishNames/Places: aka William?Misc: invention of a method for making waterproof garments
-- b.11/27/1870 d.??/??/????Inventor
James "Steele" MacKaye
-- b.6/6/1842 d.2/25/1894 (51)Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Inventor, Actor, DirectorMisc: folding theatre seats, moveable stage
-- b.9/6/1876 d.3/16/1935 (58)Physiologist, Canadian, ScotishNames/Places: MN:James RickardMisc: insulin discoverer; Nobel 1923; also his work on carbohydrate metabolism
-- b.11/10/1874 d.9/7/1970 (95)Lecturer, Sailor, ExplorerMisc: Researcher; made 30 expeditions to the Arctic during his 46 year career.
-- b.??/??/1480 d.4/27/1521Explorer, Navigator, PortugueseNames/Places: RN:Fernando de MagalhaesMisc: was killed by natives in the Philippines.
-- b.10/6/1783 d.10/7/1855 (72)Physiologist, French
George E. Mahlberg
-- b.5/28/1954 d.4/2/2011 N.S. (56)Scientist, Astrophysicist, Actor, Sound Effects Technician, Sound EngineerMisc: Mt. Palomar/Mt. Wilson CA (1974-78)
Dr. John F. Mahoney
-- b.8/1/1889 d.??/??/1957ScientistMisc: developed pencillin treatment of syphillis
-- b.7/11/1927 d.5/5/2007 (79)Inventor, PhysicistMisc: first working laser
Rabbi Moses Maimonides
-- b.3/30/1135 d.12/13/1204 (69)Philosopher, Physician, Jewish, Scholar, SpanishMisc: "The Guide of the Perplexed"
-- b.4/7/1884 d.5/16/1942 (58)Author, Anthropologist, Educator, BritishMisc: One of the most important anthropologists of the 20th century who is widely recognized as the founder of social anthropology and principally associated with field studies of the peoples of Oceania.
George Leigh Mallory
-- b.6/18/1886 d.6/8/1924 (37)Explorer, Mountaineer, EnglishMisc: climbed Mt. Everest "because it's there"
-- b.3/10/1628 N.S. d.11/30/1694 N.S. (66)Author, Physiologist, Educator, ItalianNames/Places: NN:The Father of Microscopic Anatomy
-- b.11/28/1765 d.11/18/1854 (88)Author, Inventor, EnglishMisc: Invented the fire extinguisher
-- b.4/24/1876 d.10/15/1927 (51)InventorMisc: The first modern aircraft engine
-- b.12/26/1899 d.8/11/1964 (64)Inventor, Musician, ConductorMisc: an American musician, who, together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome.
-- b.3/27/1893 d.1/9/1947 (53)Sociologist, Historian, German
-- b.??/??/1881 d.2/17/1936Author, Traveler
Sir Patrick Manson
-- b.10/3/1844 d.4/9/1922 (77)Surgeon, EnglishNames/Places: NN: The Father of Tropical Medicine
-- b.11/22/1863 d.1/13/1934 (70)Soldier, Explorer
-- b.4/25/1874 d.7/20/1937 (63)Inventor, Physicist, ItalianNames/Places: b. in BolognaMisc: invented the wireless telegraph known today as radio
-- b.9/18/1831 d.6/30/1898 (66)Inventor, AustrianMisc: he built four of the world's earliest gasoline-powered automobiles.
-- b.9/9/1853 d.4/13/1940 (86)Scientist, Neurologist, FrenchMisc: whose discovery that growth disorders are caused by pituitary disease contributed to the modern science of endocrinology.
-- b.10/26/1902 d.8/3/1986 (83)Aviator, English
C. Wilson Markle Jr.
-- b.9/2/1938Engineer, CanadianMisc: film colorization process inventor
Pere Jacques Marquette
-- b.6/1/1637 N.S. d.5/18/1675 N.S. (37)Explorer, Missionary, FrenchMisc: Jesuit
-- b.10/29/1831 d.3/18/1899 (67)Scientist, PalentologistMisc: discovered over 1000 fossils
James Wilson Marshall
-- b.10/8/1810 d.8/10/1885 (74)PioneerMisc: discovered gold in California
Dr. Roy K. Marshall
-- b.8/21/1907 d.5/27/1972 (64)Scientist, AnnouncerMisc: Astronomer w/ Fels PlanetariumTV Shows: Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge
-- b.3/9/1893 d.5/2/1947 (54)Comic Strip Cartoonist, Inventor, Theorist, PsychologistMisc: lie-detector test; created the character Wonder Woman.
-- b.3/1/1910 d.7/28/2002 (92)Chemist, British
-- b.1/17/1886 d.12/4/1955 (69)Aviator, ManufacturerMisc: the first monoplane maker; airplane inventor whose bombers and flying boats played important roles in World War II.
James (Chef) Martin
-- b.6/30/1972 N.S.Chef, English
-- b.10/7/1858 d.6/5/1943 (84)Inventor, WeathermanMisc: the clinometer that figures height of clouds over airports
-- b.2/25/1901 d.11/30/1979 (78)Inventor, Movie Actor, ComedianNames/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Herbert; of The Marx Brothers with Groucho, Harpo, Chico, & GummoMisc: he invented a heart monitor, worked as his brother's agent after he stopped performing
Reverend Nevil Maskelyne
-- b.10/6/1732 d.2/9/1811 (78)Astronomer, EnglishMisc: the 5th British Astronomer Royal; noted for his contribution to the science of navigation and the first person to scientifically measure the weight of the planet Earth
-- b.4/1/1908 d.6/8/1970 (62)Philosopher, Psychologist
-- b.12/11/1586 d.??/??/1635Pioneer, EnglishMisc: New Hampshire colonist
-- b.10/26/1877 d.3/23/1961 (83)Inventor, Physicist
-- b.6/23/1846 d.6/30/1916 (70)Scientist, Archaeologist, French
William Howell Masters
-- b.12/27/1915 d.2/16/2001 (85)Author, PhysicianNames/Places: Virginia Johnson Masters' ex-Misc: Sex ExpertBook Titles: Human Sexual Response
-- b.11/26/1853 d.10/25/1921 (67)Hero, Scout, Journalist, Columnist, Statesman, FarmerNames/Places: RFMN:William BarclayMisc: Laborer; Buffalo Hunter; Army Scout; Saloon Owner; Gambler; Lawman; Sportsman; Gunman; Boxing Promoter; Dodge City deputy; Ford County sheriff
-- b.4/13/1926 d.9/11/2014 (88)Engineer, Music Figure, ItalianMisc: recording engineer and studio owner, responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings.
-- b.5/22/1927 d.4/5/2014 (86)Writer, Novelist, NaturalistMisc: specializing in the wilderness
Thomas K. "Tom" Mattingly II
-- b.3/17/1936 N.S.AstronautMisc: Capt USN/astro (Apollo 16, STS-4, 51C)
-- b.9/15/1852 d.8/24/1889 (36)InventorMisc: best known for his shoe-lasting machine that mechanically shaped the upper portions of shoes.
-- b.8/22/1771 d.2/14/1831 (59)Engineer, Inventor, EnglishMisc: the metal lathe and other devices
W. Somerset Maugham
-- b.1/25/1874 d.12/16/1965 (91)Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Short Story Writer, Doctor, French, GayNames/Places: RFN:WilliamBook Titles: Of Human Bondage
Matthew Fontaine Maury
-- b.1/14/1816 d.2/1/1873 (57)Naval Officer, Scientist, Oceanographer
-- b.7/25/1803 d.9/2/1870 (67)Pioneer, Politician, Attorney/LawyerMisc: cattle rancher signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence
Sir Dawson Mawson
-- b.5/5/1882 d.10/14/1958 (76)Explorer, Geologist, Australian, British
Hiram Percy Maxim
-- b.9/2/1869 d.2/17/1936 (66)InventorMisc: manufacturer known especially for the "Maxim silencer" gun attachment.
Sir Hiram Maxim
-- b.2/5/1840 d.11/24/1916 (76)InventorMisc: inventor of the automatic machine gun amd smokeless gunpowder, the rifle, auto muffler and firearm silencer
-- b.2/3/1853 d.5/6/1927 (74)InventorMisc: inventor of explosives extensively used in World War I.
James Clerk Maxwell
-- b.6/13/1831 d.11/5/1879 (48)Physicist, ScotishMisc: Measured speed of light: 186,292.4 miles per second, any faster & you'll get a speeding ticket for breaking the law of physics; If you're going that fast, will your headlights work?
Dr. Rollo May
-- b.4/21/1909 d.10/22/1994 (85)Psychologist
-- b.2/9/1846 d.12/29/1929 (83)Engineer, GermanMisc: automotive; the chief designer of the first Mercedes automobiles (1900-01)
-- b.2/19/1920 d.1/1/1993 (72)Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiologist, Educator
-- b.2/17/1723 N.S. d.2/20/1762 N.S. (39)Astronomer, Mathematician, German
Maria Goeppert Mayer
-- b.6/28/1906 d.2/20/1972 (65)Physicist, German
Charles Horace Mayo
-- b.7/19/1865 d.5/26/1939 (73)Surgeon, PhilanthropistMisc: Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation founder
Charles W. Mayo
-- b.7/28/1898 d.7/28/1968 (70)Surgeon
William James Mayo
-- b.6/29/1861 d.7/28/1939 (78)SurgeonMisc: Mayo Clinic co-founder with brother
William Worrall Mayo
-- b.5/31/1819 d.3/6/1911 (91)Chemist, Doctor, American, BritishMisc: established the private medical practice that later evolved into the Mayo Clinic.
-- b.5/24/1640 J-LD d.10/??/1679 J-LD (39)Chemist, Physician, Physiologist, English
-- b.9/18/1883 d.7/20/1940 (56)Inventor, Businessperson, ManufacturerMisc: The Washing Machine; Maytag Co. founder
Frederick Louis Maytag
-- b.7/14/1857 d.3/26/1937 (79)ChefMisc: electric washing machine
-- b.12/18/1912 d.6/9/1996 (83)Biologist
John Loudon McAdam
-- b.9/21/1756 d.11/26/1836 (80)Inventor, ScotishMisc: To this day we use the name Macadam to describe his tar-and-stones method of paving roads. Invented the macadamized road construction method, originally created with three layers of crushed stone, which only later included a layer of asphalt.
-- b.9/2/1948 d.1/28/1986 (37)Astronaut, TeacherMisc: school teacher on the Space Shuttle
-- b.2/17/1845 d.11/7/1913 (68)Surgeon, Teacher
-- b.6/8/1937 d.12/21/2017 N.S. (80)Astronaut
-- b.6/16/1902 d.9/2/1992 (90)ScientistMisc: cytogeneticist
-- b.4/26/1934NaturalistMisc: Environmentalist & chairman of Sierra Club
Sir Robert McClure
-- b.1/28/1807 d.10/17/1873 (66)Explorer, IrishMisc: Arctic; completed the first crossing of the Northwest Passage
-- b.3/3/1879 d.11/15/1967 (88)ChemistMisc: discovered vitamins A,B,D
Cyrus Hall McCormick
-- b.2/15/1809 d.5/13/1884 (75)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: patented the Mechanical Reaper
-- b.8/26/1784 d.8/28/1875 (91)InventorMisc: cast iron plow with detatchable parts
-- b.5/2/1844 d.10/10/1929 (85)Inventor, CanadianMisc: black held over 50 patents
-- b.12/21/1837 d.10/19/1915 (77)PioneerMisc: Cattleman
James A. "Jim" McDivitt
-- b.6/10/1929AstronautMisc: Gemini 4, Apollo 9
-- b.2/24/1894 d.5/11/1992 (98)InventorMisc: Spic & Span
-- b.10/6/1744 d.12/19/1813 (69)Frontiersman, Politician, Businessperson, Founder, Fur Trader, Scotish
-- b.5/4/1821 d.??/??/1903Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: shoe making machines
-- b.10/19/1784 d.9/3/1857 (72)Pioneer, Fur Trader, Canadian
John M. McLean
-- b.10/24/1909 d.??/??/????Scientist, Engineer, Physician
-- b.9/12/1907 d.9/7/1991 (83)Scientist, ChemistMisc: helped build 1st A-Bomb, discovered neptunium & plutonium; did not discover Pluto, which Disney discovered; b. Sep 18?
Ronald E. McNair
-- b.10/21/1950 d.1/28/1986 (35)Astronaut, Physicist
-- b.5/27/1813 d.1/8/1881 (67)Inventor
George H. Mead
-- b.2/27/1863 d.4/26/1931 (68)Philosopher, PsychologistMisc: Pragmatist
-- b.12/16/1901 d.11/15/1978 (76)Author, Anthropologist, American
-- b.8/11/1673 d.2/16/1754 (80)Physician, BritishMisc: contributed to the study of preventive medicine.
Sir Peter B. Medawar
-- b.2/28/1915 d.10/2/1987 (72)Scientist, Zoologist, Brazilian
-- b.10/2/1952Adventurer, Educator, EnglishMisc: walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska from 1977 to 1983.
-- b.7/7/1811 d.9/30/1877 (66)EngineerMisc: Railroad builder
-- b.11/7/1878 d.10/27/1968 (89)Physicist, Austrian
-- b.1/10/1841 d.3/17/1912 (71)Author, Naval Officer, Engineer, ExplorerMisc: Arctic explorer
Leland Devon Melvin
-- b.2/15/1964 N.S.Astronaut
H. William Menard
-- b.12/10/1920 d.2/9/1986 (65)Geologist
Gregor Johann Mendel
-- b.7/22/1822 d.1/6/1884 (61)Scientist, Botanist, GeneticistMisc: pioneered the study of biological heredity and laid the mathematical foundation of the science of genetics.
Dmitri I. Mendeleyev
-- b.1/27/1834 Ju-1 or 2/8/1834 N.S. d.1/20/1907 Ju-1 (72) or 2/2/1907 N.S. (72)Chemist, RussianNames/Places: MN:IvanovichMisc: discovered periodic table of the elements so Tom Lehrer could sing a song about the elements
Thomas Corwin Mendenhall
-- b.10/4/1841 d.3/23/1924 (82)Physicist, MeterologistMisc: the first to propose the use of a ring pendulum for measuring absolute gravity.
-- b.3/16/1911 d.2/7/1979 (67)Doctor, GermanNames/Places: aka The Angel of Death
Dr. Karl A. Menninger
-- b.7/22/1893 d.7/18/1990 (96)Author, Lecturer, Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Columnist, Social Reformer, EducatorMisc: Hospital administrator; Moralist; Conservationalist; Dean of psychiatry & co-founder of Menninger Foundation
William C. Menninger
-- b.10/15/1899 d.9/??/1966 (66)Scientist, Engineer, Physician, Psychiatrist
-- b.3/5/1512 d.12/2/1594 (82)Geographer, InventorMisc: Flanderian; published the first Atlas
-- b.5/11/1854 d.10/28/1899 (45)Inventor, American, GermanMisc: the inventor of the Linotype typesetting machine
Lee (Author) Meriwether
-- b.12/25/1862 N.S. d.3/12/1966 N.S. (103)Author, Explorer, Traveler, Government Official
-- b.7/17/1954Scientist, Politician, GermanMisc: German Chancellor
Clinton Hart Merriam
-- b.12/5/1855 d.3/19/1942 (86)BiologistMisc: ethnologist; helped found the National Geographic Society (1888) and what is now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
R. Bruce Merrifield
-- b.7/15/1921 d.5/14/2006 (84)Biochemist, Educator
John P. Merrill
-- b.3/10/1917 d.4/14/1984 (67)Physicist, Surgeon
Hiram Houston Merritt
-- b.1/2/1902 d.1/9/1979 (77)Scientist, Neurologist
Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer
-- b.5/23/1734 d.3/5/1815 (80)Inventor, Physician, AustrianNames/Places: aka Friedrich Anton MesmerMisc: of Hypnotism; Mesmeriser
Wilhelm "Willy" Messerschmitt
-- b.6/26/1898 d.9/17/1978 (80)Aviator, Engineer, GermanMisc: In 1944 his Me-262 became the first jet plane to be flown in combat.
Charles Joseph Messier
-- b.6/26/1730 d.4/12/1817 (86)AstronomerMisc: cataloguer of astronomical "M objects"
-- b.9/17/1944Author, Adventurer, Explorer, MountaineerMisc: Mountain climber who in 1980 made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest (29,028 feet [8,848 m]), the world's highest peak, without the use of contained oxygen for breathing. It was Messner's second ascent of Everest; his first climb was in 1978 with Peter Habeler of Austria.
-- b.5/15/1845 N.S. or 5/3/1845 Ju-1 d.7/15/1916 N.S. (71)Scientist, Bacteriologist, Zoologist, Russian
-- b.9/8/1848 d.8/8/1897 (48)Chemist, GermanMisc: contributed greatly to knowledge of both organic and inorganic chemistry.
-- b.4/12/1884 d.10/6/1951 (67)Scientist, Biochemist, Physiologist, German
-- b.1/16/1875 d.10/8/1949 (74)Chemist, Physician, German
-- b.6/5/1934 d.2/26/2015 (80)Astronaut, Astrophysicist
Albert A. Michelson
-- b.12/19/1852 d.5/9/1931 (78)PhysicistMisc: established c as universal constant (Nobel 1907); measured light
-- b.1/6/1921 d.9/1/1998 (77)Dentist, GolferMisc: longest putt (86 ft.) in 1955 Masters
-- b.9/16/1919 d.9/14/1989 (69)InventorMisc: rabbit ears TV antenna
-- b.5/18/1889 d.11/2/1944 (55)Chemist, Engineer, Inventor
-- b.12/23/1880 d.5/3/1971 (90)Author, Explorer, Danish (Denmark)Misc: Polar
Carl S. Miller
-- b.7/23/1912 d.4/15/1986 (73)Inventor, CanadianMisc: Copying machines
-- b.3/13/1866 d.2/22/1941 (74)Astronomer, Physicist, Flautist
-- b.10/10/1802 d.12/24/1856 (54)Geologist
-- b.9/8/1837 d.2/17/1913 (75)Poet, Frontiersman, JournalistNames/Places: RN: Cincinnatus Heine Miller; NN: Poet of the Sierras
Jonathan (Wolfe) Miller
-- b.7/21/1934Sculptor, Author, Writer, Humorist, Doctor, Actor, Stage Director, EnglishMisc: TV Presenter
-- b.1/10/1990ChefNames/Places: NN:World's Youngest ChefBook Titles: Cooking with Justin
Neal Elgar Miller
-- b.8/3/1909 d.3/23/2002 (92)Psychologist
-- b.12/17/1817 d.9/30/1870 (52)Scientist, Chemist, British
Robert A. Millikan
-- b.3/22/1868 d.12/19/1953 (85)PhysicistMisc: photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923
William F. Milliken
-- b.4/18/1911 d.7/28/2012 (101)Engineer, Auto RacerMisc: was an aerospace engineer, automotive engineer and racecar driver.
Charles Wright Mills
-- b.8/28/1916 d.3/20/1962 (45)SociologistMisc: Marxism
-- b.8/12/1781 d.3/3/1855 (73)Architect, EngineerMisc: Washington Mounument
-- b.12/30/1850 d.7/30/1913 (62)Geologist, EnglishMisc: Seismologist; he invented the seismograph and promoted the establishment of seismological stations.
-- b.10/8/1927 d.3/24/2002 (74)Biochemist, Physiologist, ArgentineMisc: antibody research
George Richards Minot
-- b.12/2/1885 d.2/25/1950 (64)PhysicianNames/Places: b. Boston, Mass., U.S., d. Brookline, Mass.Misc: American physician who received (with George Whipple and William Murphy) the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1934 for the introduction of a raw-liver diet in the treatment of pernicious anemia, which was previously an invariably fatal disease.; (Nobel 1934)
-- b.8/9/1927 d.1/24/2016 N.S. (88)BiochemistMisc: Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
-- b.??/??/1580 d.8/5/1638Explorer, Statesman, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: discovered Manhattan Island
-- b.7/28/1809 d.10/30/1862 (53)Astronomer
-- b.12/29/1879 d.2/19/1936 (56)General, Aviator, FrenchMisc: Army General; aviation hero General (WW I); UPI says b. Dec 28
Edgar Dean Mitchell
-- b.9/17/1930 d.2/4/2016 N.S. (85)AstronautMisc: Apollo 14; the sixth man on the moon
-- b.8/19/1793 d.6/27/1857 (63)Botanist, Geographer, Educator
-- b.8/1/1818 d.6/28/1889 (70)AstronomerMisc: the first US woman astronomer
-- b.9/29/1920 d.4/10/1992 (71)Biochemist, Chemist, British
-- b.3/20/1792 d.12/20/1868 (76)Geographer, Publisher
-- b.4/29/1874 d.2/22/1960 (85)Astronomer, American, Canadian
August Ferdinand Mobius
-- b.11/17/1790 d.9/26/1868 (77)Author, Astronomer, Mathematician, GermanMisc: best known for his work in analytic geometry and in topology. In the latter field he is especially remembered as one of the discoverers of the Mobius strip.
-- b.1/27/1861 d.6/26/1940 (79)Engineer, PolishMisc: Civil Engineer
-- b.1/29/1773 d.9/29/1839 (66)Scientist, Geologist, Mineralologist, German
-- b.9/28/1852 d.2/20/1907 (54)Chemist, FrenchMisc: isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)
-- b.4/19/1905 d.10/30/1969 (64)Aviator, ScotishMisc: set many records during the rapid development of aviation in the 1930s
-- b.11/8/1823 d.3/13/1906 (82)Inventor, FrenchMisc: one of the principal inventors of reinforced concrete.
-- b.2/9/1910 d.5/31/1976 (66)Scientist, Biochemist, French
-- b.2/4/1898 d.6/25/1983 (85)Scientist, PsychologistBook Titles: Dick and Jane (primary schoolbooks)
-- b.8/18/1932Scientist, Virologist, French
-- b.6/28/1905 d.11/26/1999 (94)Anthropologist, English
-- b.11/13/1718 d.4/30/1792 (73)Explorer, Inventor, Politician, BritishMisc: 4th Earl of Sandwich, The Sandwich inventor, Sandwich Islands namer
-- b.8/31/1870 d.5/6/1952 (81)Physician, Educator, Italian
-- b.6/27/1885 d.6/19/1966 (80)Scientist, French
Jacques Etienne Montgolfier
-- b.1/7/1745 d.8/2/1799 (54)Balloonist, InventorNames/Places: Joseph's brotherMisc: b. on Jan 6?; he made the first successful flight in a hot-air balloon.
Joseph Michel Montgolfier
-- b.8/26/1740 d.6/26/1810 (69)Balloonist, Inventor, FrenchMisc: made the first practical hot air balloon with brother Jacques
-- b.5/23/1934 d.8/21/2005 (71)InventorNames/Places: MN:A.Misc: his Moog Synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument
Sir Patrick Moore
-- b.3/4/1923 d.12/9/2012 (89)Writer, Astronomer, EnglishBook Titles: A-Z of Astronomy
-- b.9/4/1913 d.8/23/1982 (68)BiochemistMisc: with Christian B. Anfinsen and William H. Stein, received the 1972 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their research on the molecular structures of proteins.
-- b.10/23/1762 d.4/17/1843 (80)InventorMisc: Rotary steam engine, windmill, water wheel, steam pump, internal combustion engine
-- b.2/25/1682 N.S. d.12/6/1771 N.S. (89)Scientist, Anatomist, ItalianMisc: science of pathological anatomy
-- b.11/28/1951Astronaut, TeacherMisc: former NASA teacher in space
-- b.1/8/1831 d.1/10/1911 (80)Inventor
-- b.7/6/1736 d.7/6/1802 (66)Revolutionary, Soldier, Pioneer, Congressperson
Garrett Augustus Morgan
-- b.3/4/1877 d.7/27/1963 (86)InventorMisc: clothes manufacturer, hero, established the Cleveland Call, invented a hair straightening solution, woman's hat fastener, an automobile clutch, a "breathing device" which became the gas mask used in WW I, and the traffic light
-- b.6/10/1735 d.10/15/1789 (54)Physician
Thomas Hunt Morgan
-- b.9/25/1866 d.12/4/1945 (79)Scientist, Biologist, GeneticistMisc: Nobel 1933
-- b.1/24/1928Painter, Writer, Zoologist, EnglishBook Titles: The Naked Ape, Body LanguageMovie Titles: The Human Race, The Human Animal
-- b.8/23/1761 d.6/9/1826 (64)Geographer, Clergyman
-- b.3/24/1892 d.6/22/1977 (85)Mathematician
-- b.8/6/1903 d.9/5/1985 (82)Physicist
Samuel Finley Breese Morse
-- b.4/27/1791 N.S. d.4/2/1872 N.S. (80)Painter, InventorNames/Places: b. in Charlestown, PAMisc: Morse code, the electric telegraph
Julius Sterling Morton
-- b.4/22/1832 d.4/27/1902 (70)Scientist, Agriculturalist, EditorMisc: founded Arbor Day; Newspaper editor
-- b.1/26/1799 d.5/15/1851 (52)Scientist, Physician
William T. G. Morton
-- b.8/9/1819 d.7/15/1868 (48)Dentist, SurgeonNames/Places: MN:Thomas GreenMisc: The first to use ether (letheon) during an operation 10-16-1846
-- b.9/10/1797 d.10/15/1858 (61)Chemist, Mineralologist, SwedishMisc: his work revealed the existence of numerous rare-earth elements with closely similar chemical properties.
-- b.11/23/1887 d.8/10/1915 (27)Physicist, English
-- b.4/27/1962 N.S.Psychologist, Neuroscientist, NorweiganMisc: won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's GPS-like system
-- b.1/4/1963 N.S.Psychologist, Neuroscientist, NorweiganMisc: won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's GPS-like system
-- b.1/5/1838 d.4/8/1892 (54)Artist, InventorMisc: credited with developing the first practicable photo-engraving process in 1863.
-- b.1/31/1929 d.9/14/2011 (82)Physicist, German
Sir Nevill Mott
-- b.9/30/1905 d.8/8/1996 (90)Physicist, English
-- b.7/9/1926Physicist, Danish (Denmark)
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd
-- b.12/20/1833 d.1/10/1883 (49)Doctor, PhysicianMisc: gave medical assistance to John Wilkes Booth and was convicted because of that; dammit, he's a doctor, not a crook!