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-- b.5/10/1958 N.S.Astronaut
-- b.9/24/1905 d.11/1/1993 (88)Biochemist
-- b.7/7/1941Artist, Author, Writer, Naturalist, Actor, Comedian, Composer, Musician, English
Allan G. O'Dell
-- b.5/6/1903 d.1/17/1994 (90)InventorMisc: created rhyming roadside as signs
Hans Christian Oersted
-- b.8/14/1777 d.3/9/1851 (73)Chemist, Physicist, Danish (Denmark)Misc: discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields.
-- b.3/3/1783 d.??/??/1857Inventor
-- b.3/16/1789 d.7/6/1854 (65)Mathematician, Physicist, GermanMisc: founded his own Ohm law describing voltage & resistance relationships
-- b.11/18/1939 N.S.Neuroscientist, Professor, American, BritishMisc: won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's GPS-like system
-- b.10/11/1758 d.3/2/1840 (81)Astronomer, Physician, GermanMisc: devised method for determining a comet's orbit
Richard Dixon Oldham
-- b.7/31/1858 d.7/15/1936 (77)Geologist, IrishMisc: seismologist who discovered evidence for the existence of the Earth's core.
Ranson Eli Olds
-- b.6/3/1864 d.8/26/1950 (86)Scientist, ManufacturerMisc: Olds Motor Vehicle Co. founder
-- b.7/9/1954Writer, Inventor, Journalist, Entrepreneur, Personality, Internet Company Executive, CanadianNames/Places: NN: Mr. Wonderful and The UndertakerMisc: founded the software company SoftKeyTV Shows: Shark Tank (business executive and personality)
-- b.1/1/1914 d.12/2/1981 (67)Zoologist
-- b.5/27/1975Chef, Restaurateur, Personality, EnglishMisc: TV Chef
-- b.3/27/1909 d.11/5/1990 (81)Author, ChefMisc: great 20th century chef
-- b.11/21/1902 d.7/17/1975 (72)Aviatrix
G. K. O'Neill
-- b.2/6/1927 d.4/27/1992 (65)Inventor, PhysicistMisc: Space Colonization
Ellison S. Onizuka
-- b.6/24/1946 d.1/28/1986 (39)Astronaut
-- b.9/21/1853 d.2/21/1926 (72)Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: produced liquid helium, discovered superconductivity
Jan H. Oort
-- b.4/28/1900 d.11/5/1992 (92)Astronomer, Physicist, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: rotation of the earth's galaxy; hypothesized "Oort Cloud"
J. Robert Oppenheimer -- b.4/22/1904 d.2/18/1967 (62)
Misc: head of the Manhattan (A-bomb) Project; creator of the nuclear bomb
Mathieu Orfila -- b.4/24/1787 d.3/12/1853 (65)
Chemist, French, Spanish
Misc: science of toxicology father
Hugh Orr -- b.1/2/1715 d.12/6/1798 (83)
Sir William Osler -- b.7/12/1849 d.12/29/1919 (70)
Author, Physician, Educator, Canadian
Misc: circulatory system
Wilhelm Friedrich Ostwald -- b.9/2/1853 d.4/4/1932 (78)
Philosopher, Chemist, German
Misc: Nobel 1909; He is, in the words of Asimov, "One of the chief founders of modern physical chemistry", The Nobel Prize was awarded; "in recognition of his work on catalysis and for his investigations into the fundamental principles governing chemical equilibria and rates of reaction"
Elisha Graves Otis -- b.8/3/1811 d.4/8/1861 (49)
Misc: developer of the first safe passenger elevator.
Nikolaus August Otto -- b.6/10/1832 d.1/26/1891 (58)
Misc: developed the four-stroke internal-combustion engine, which offered the first practical alternative to the steam engine as a power source.
William Oughtred -- b.3/5/1575 d.6/30/1660 (85)
Inventor, Mathematician, British
Misc: invented Slide Rules
Robert F. Overmyer -- b.7/14/1936 d.3/22/1996 (59)
Sir Richard Owen -- b.7/20/1804 d.12/18/1892 (88)
Scientist, Zoologist, English
Misc: created the word "Dinosaur" meaning "terrible reptile"
M. J. Owens -- b.1/1/1859 d.12/27/1923 (64)
Misc: an inventor of machines that could automate the production of glass bottles.
Dr. Mehmet Oz -- b.6/11/1960
Doctor, TV Host
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