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Dr. Warren Nadel -- b.7/2/1930
Dentist, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pop Singer
Names/Places: aka Randy Starr
Misc: Whistles
Group Names: The Islanders

George Nagobads -- b.11/18/1921 N.S.
Doctor, Physician, Hockey Figure, Latvian
Names/Places: RN:Dr. Visvaldis George Nagobads
Misc: the team doctor for the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team

Dr. James Naismith -- b.11/6/1861 d.11/28/1939 (78)
Inventor, Physician, Teacher, Basketball Coach, Canadian
Misc: Invented basketball in 1891
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (1898-1907)

Fridtjof Nansen -- b.10/10/1861 d.5/13/1930 (68)
Explorer, Statesman, Humanitarian, Norweigan
Misc: Nobel 1922

John Forbes Nash -- b.6/13/1928 N.S. d.5/23/2015 N.S. (86)
Mathematician, Economist
Misc: Nobel economics laureate who was the subject of the book and movie "A Beautiful Mind."

James Nasmyth -- b.8/19/1808 d.5/7/1890 (81)
Engineer, Inventor, Scottish
Misc: the steam hammer

Paul Nassif -- b.6/6/1992 N.S.
Misc: famous plastic surgeon

Daniel Nathans -- b.10/30/1928 d.11/16/1999 (71)
Scientist, Microbiologist

Giulio Natta -- b.2/26/1903 d.5/2/1979 (76)
Chemist, Italian

Pierre Navarre -- b.3/28/1790 d.3/20/1874 (83)
Pioneer, Scout, Fur Trader

Scott Nearing -- b.8/6/1883 d.8/24/1983 (100)
Author, Sociologist

Seth Neddermeyer -- b.9/16/1907 d.1/29/1988 (80)

John Needham -- b.9/10/1713 d.12/30/1781 (68)
Scientist, Biologist, Clergyman, English

Bill Nelson -- b.9/29/1942
Astronaut, Congressperson

Candace Nelson -- b.5/8/1974 N.S.
Chef, Indonese
TV Shows: Cupcake Wars, Throwdown

Christian K. Nelson -- b.3/12/1893 d.3/8/1992 (98)
Misc: Eskimo Pie; d. 3-4?

Walther Nernst -- b.6/25/1864 d.11/18/1941 (77)
Chemist, Physicist, German
Misc: Nobel 1920 winner

Paul Neumann -- b.6/13/1875 N.S. d.2/9/1932 N.S. (56)
Physician, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Austrian

Arnold Neustadter -- b.8/25/1910 d.4/17/1996 (85)
Misc: Rolodex Inventor

Patrick Neve -- b.10/15/1968
Engineer, Producer, Singer

Simon Newcomb -- b.3/12/1835 d.7/11/1909 (74)
Astronomer, Mathematician, American, Canadian

Thomas Newcomen -- b.2/24/1664 d.8/5/1729 (65)
Inventor, British
Misc: created the first practical atmospheric steam engine for pumping water

Betty Hicks Newell -- b.11/16/1920 d.2/20/2011 (90)
Author, Aviator, Golfer

Hubert Newton -- b.3/19/1830 d.8/12/1896 (66)
Astronomer, Mathematician
Misc: Comets & Meteors

Sir Isaac Newton -- b.12/25/1642 J-LD or 1/4/1643 N.S. d.3/20/1726 J-LD (84) or 3/31/1727 N.S. (84)
Author, Philosopher, Scientist, Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist, English
Misc: Infinitesimal calculus inventor, Law of Gravitation founder; d. in London

John Nichol -- b.1/13/1804 d.9/19/1859 (55)
Astronomer, Economist, Educator, Scottish

Ruth Nichols -- b.2/23/1901 d.9/25/1960 (59)

Seth Nicholson -- b.11/12/1891 d.7/2/1963 (71)
Misc: discovered four Jupiter moons

Charles Jules-Henri Nicolle -- b.9/21/1866 d.2/28/1936 (69)
Scientist, Bacteriologist, Physician, French

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce -- b.3/7/1765 N.S. d.7/5/1833 N.S. (68)
Photographer, Inventor, French
Misc: most noted as one of the inventors of photography and a pioneer in the field.

Alfred O. C. Nier -- b.5/28/1911 d.5/16/1994 (82)
Misc: helped develop the first atomic bomb

Jalius Nieuwland -- b.2/14/1878 d.6/11/1936 (58)

Wilhelm Nindemann -- b.4/22/1850 d.5/6/1913 (63)
Explorer, German
Misc: Arctic

Paul Gottlieb Nipkow -- b.8/22/1860 d.8/24/1940 (80)
Misc: discovered television's scanning principle, in which the light intensities of small portions of an image are successively analyzed and transmitted.

Marshall Nirenberg -- b.4/10/1927 d.1/15/2010 (82)
Biochemist, Geneticist

William Niven -- b.10/2/1850 N.S. d.6/2/1937 N.S. (86)
Scientist, Archaeologist, Mineralologist, Scottish

Alfred Bernhard Nobel -- b.10/21/1833 d.12/10/1896 (62)
Chemist, Inventor, Philanthropist, Swedish
Misc: Dynamite originator; established a fund for the annual Nobel Prizes

Friedrich Noble -- b.6/20/1830 d.??/??/????
Scientist, Physiologist

Nicholas Noel -- b.3/27/1746 N.S. d.5/11/1832 N.S. (86)
Physician, French

Nils Nordenskjold -- b.11/18/1832 d.8/12/1901 (68)
Explorer, Geologist, Geographer, Mineralologist, Finnish
Misc: he sailed from Norway to the Pacific across the Asiatic Arctic, completing the first successful navigation of the Northeast Passage.

Henry Norman -- b.9/19/1858 d.6/4/1939 (80)
Author, Explorer, Traveler, British

Ronald Norrish -- b.11/9/1897 d.6/7/1978 (80)
Chemist, Educator, British

Elisha North -- b.1/8/1771 d.12/29/1843 (72)

Frank Joseph North -- b.3/10/1840 d.3/14/1885 (45)
Guide, Pioneer, Scout

Marianne North -- b.10/4/1830 d.8/30/1890 (59)
Painter, Botanist, British

John Northrop -- b.7/5/1891 d.5/27/1987 (95)
Misc: crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)

Nostradamas -- b.12/14/1503 d.7/2/1566 (62)
Astrologer, Physician, Prophet, French
Names/Places: FN:Michel de; d. in Salon

Antonia Novello -- b.8/23/1944
Physician, Government Official, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: Don Novello's sister
Misc: ex-U.S. Surgeon General

Lisa Nowak -- b.5/10/1963

Robert N. Noyce -- b.12/12/1927 d.6/3/1990 (62)
Scientist, Inventor, Businessperson, Executive, Computer Company Executive
Misc: Intel Corporation founder; co-inventor of The Semiconductor chip

Blanche Noyes -- b.6/23/1900 d.10/6/1981 (81)

Samuel Daniel Nujoma -- b.5/12/1929 d.3/25/1995 (65)
Sociologist, Head of State
Names/Places: of Nambia
Misc: b. 1926?

Pedro Nuñez -- b.??/??/1492 d.??/??/1577
Mathematician, Professor, Portuguese
Misc: fl. 1502-Aug 11, 1578?

Bill Nye -- b.11/27/1955
Author, Writer, Scientist, Educator, Actor, Comedian, TV Host
TV Shows: Bill Nye the Science Guy

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