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-- b.11/5/1854 d.8/14/1941 (86)Chemist, French
Dr. Albert Bruce Sabin
-- b.8/26/1906 d.3/3/1993 (86)Scientist, Microbiologist, PolishMisc: developer of the oral polio vaccine
Sir Edward Sabine
-- b.10/14/1788 d.6/26/1883 (94)Astronomer, Explorer, Geophysicist, EnglishMisc: determined the shape of the Earth and studied the Earth's magnetic field.
-- b.6/6/1770 N.S. d.1/24/1837 N.S. (66)Naturalist, Attorney/Lawyer, English
-- b.??/??/1787 d.12/20/1812ExplorerMisc: of Shoeshone indian tribe; assisted Lewis and Clark
-- b.7/9/1933 d.8/30/2015 N.S. (82)Author, Writer, Chemist, Neurologist, Psychologist, English
Dr. Carl Sagan
-- b.11/9/1934 d.12/20/1996 (62)Author, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, CorrespondentNames/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:EdwardMisc: Science Popularizer; He said "Billions and Billions of..." billions and billions of times!TV Shows: 20/20, Cosmos (1980)
-- b.2/7/1918 d.3/29/1997 (79)GeneticistMisc: noted for recognizing the importance of nonchromosomal genes.
Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilare
-- b.4/15/1772 d.6/19/1844 (72)Naturalist, French
Charles Saint John
-- b.3/15/1857 d.4/26/1935 (78)Scientist, Astrophysicist
Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov
-- b.5/21/1921 d.12/14/1989 (68)Scientist, Physicist, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist, RussianMisc: Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Soviet Human Rights & disarmament activist; Father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb
-- b.1/29/1926 d.11/21/1996 (70)Physicist, Pakistan
Dr. Jonas Edward Salk
-- b.10/28/1914 d.6/23/1995 (80)Scientist, JewishNames/Places: b. in New York City; Lee's brotherMisc: Medical researcher developed polio vaccine, founded his institute for Biological studies in La Jolla, CA
Dr. Lee Salk
-- b.12/27/1926 d.5/2/1992 (65)Author, Psychologist, ColumnistNames/Places: Jonas' brotherMisc: Child Psychologist
-- b.5/21/1934Scientist, Biochemist, Swedish
-- b.11/6/1970 N.S.Chef, EthiopianTV Shows: The Taste, Chopped
-- b.2/12/1976 N.S.Chef, Restaurateur, Personality
Sir Edwin Sandys
-- b.12/9/1561 d.10/??/1629 (67)Pioneer, Statesman, BritishMisc: Virginia Colony co-founder
-- b.3/2/1578 d.3/??/1664 (85)Poet, Pioneer, EnglishMisc: Colonist
-- b.8/13/1918 d.11/19/2013 (95)Biochemist, EnglishMisc: insulin mocule; Nobel 1958, 80
Margaret Higgins Sanger
-- b.9/14/1879 d.9/6/1966 (86)Nurse, Founder, Feminist, Social ReformerMisc: Planned Parenthood founder; Birth control; b. 1883 is wrong
-- b.??/??/???? d.6/28/1992 (79)Scientist, ChineseMisc: N-Bomb
-- b.1/26/1884 d.2/4/1939 (55)Author, Linguist, Anthropologist, German
-- b.2/27/1891 d.12/12/1971 (80)Inventor, Pioneer, Executive, RussianNames/Places: b. in UzlianMisc: Founded NBC & RCA, later bought by G.E.
-- b.11/1/1856 d.??/??/????Engineer, Inventor
-- b.??/??/1650 d.??/??/1715Inventor, English
Svetlana Yevgeniyevna Savitskaya
-- b.8/8/1948Cosmonaut, RussianMisc: the second woman in space (Soyuz T-7, T-12)
-- b.11/6/1814 d.2/7/1894 (79)Inventor, Saxophonist, BelgiumeseMisc: creator of the Saxophone, Saxtromba, & Sax Horn; some say d. Feb 4
Charles J. Sax
-- b.2/1/1791 d.4/26/1865 (74)Inventor, Manufacturer, BelgiumeseMisc: of saxophones
-- b.1/29/1960Chef, TV Host, MLB Second BasemanSports Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox
-- b.7/27/1787 d.10/10/1834 (47)Scientist, EntomologistMisc: Studied insects
Vincent J. Schaefer
-- b.7/4/1906 d.7/25/1993 (87)InventorMisc: cloud seeding
-- b.1/20/1948Scientist, Politician, RussianNames/Places: aka Natan SharanskyMisc: Soviet dissident
-- b.5/5/1921 d.4/28/1999 (77)ScientistMisc: co-inventor of the laser
-- b.12/9/1742 d.5/21/1786 (43)Chemist, SwedishMisc: pharmacist; sour lemon, scheeliet
-- b.11/25/1858 d.12/20/1913 (55)Astronomer, German
-- b.3/14/1835 d.7/4/1910 (75)Astronomer, Senator, ItalianMisc: discovered asteroid Hesperia, Martian canals
-- b.7/16/1877 d.12/6/1967 (90)Scientist, Physician, Hungarian
-- b.9/16/1877 d.7/3/1937 (59)InventorMisc: electric razor
-- b.2/3/1894 d.1/9/1982 (87)Astronomer, Inventor, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: the photometer that measures the distance of stars from earth
-- b.3/12/1923 d.5/3/2007 (84)AstronautMisc: Sigma 7/Gemini 6/Apollo 7/Mercury 8
-- b.5/11/1871 d.7/10/1943 (72)AstronomerMisc: pioneered in the use of photography to map stellar positions and to measure stellar parallaxes, from which the most direct determinations of distance can be made.
-- b.1/6/1822 d.12/26/1890 (68)Scientist, Archaeologist, GermanMisc: discovered and excavated the legendary cities of Troy and Mycenae
-- b.3/30/1879 d.12/1/1935 (56)InventorMisc: telescope; Estonian
-- b.12/28/1929Astronomer, Dutch (Netherlands)Misc: whose identification of the wavelengths of the radiation emitted by quasars (quasi-stellar objects) led to the theory that they may be among the most distant, as well as the oldest, objects ever observed.
-- b.5/28/1952Dentist, NFL Player
Harrison H. "Jack" Schmitt
-- b.7/3/1935Astronaut, Geologist, Senator, ProfessorMisc: Apollo 17
-- b.5/15/1862 d.10/21/1931 (69)Novelist, Dramatist/Playwright, Doctor, Austrian
-- b.5/10/1898 d.9/11/1941 (43)Biochemist, GermanMisc: whose technique of "tagging" molecules with radioactive isotopes made it possible to trace the paths of organic substances through animals and plants and revolutionized metabolic studies.
-- b.3/10/1947Engineer, Inventor, Philanthropist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll GuitaristNames/Places: b. in Boston (naturally)Group Names: Boston
Christian Friedrich Schonbein
-- b.10/18/1799 d.8/29/1868 (68)Chemist, GermanMisc: discovered and named ozone (1840)
Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
-- b.3/28/1793 d.12/10/1864 (71)Author, Explorer
-- b.8/12/1887 d.1/4/1961 (73)Physicist, AustrianMisc: theoretical physicist who contributed to the wave theory of matter and to other fundamentals of quantum mechanics.
Max Johann Schultze
-- b.3/25/1825 d.1/16/1874 (48)Scientist, Anatomist, German
-- b.10/25/1789 N.S. d.4/11/1875 N.S. (85)Astronomer, GermanMisc: discoverer of 11-year sunspot cycle
-- b.12/7/1810 d.1/11/1882 (71)Physiologist, GermanMisc: co-originator of cell theory
-- b.9/29/1849 d.11/2/1892 (43)Explorer, Yugoslav
Russell L. Schweickart
-- b.10/25/1935Scientist, Aeronautical, Astronaut, EngineerNames/Places: NN:RustyMisc: Apollo 9
-- b.12/29/1836 d.9/19/1925 (88)Explorer, Latvian
-- b.1/14/1875 d.9/4/1965 (90)Author, Philosopher, Physicist, Missionary, Theologian, Humanitarian, Musician, GermanMisc: Nobel 1954
Francis R. Scobee
-- b.5/19/1939 d.1/28/1986 (46)Astronaut
-- b.10/5/1789 d.3/21/1857 (67)Scientist, Explorer, Clergyman, EnglishMisc: pioneered in the scientific study of the Arctic and contributed to the knowledge of terrestrial magnetism.
-- b.6/6/1932Astronaut, Engineer
-- b.2/7/1946Dentist, Keyboardist
Montgomery Edward Scott
-- b.6/14/2160Engineer, ScotishNames/Places: b. in Aberdeen
Robert Falcon Scott
-- b.6/6/1868 d.3/29/1912 (43)Explorer, BritishMisc: leader of ill-fated south pole expedition
-- b.4/27/1927 d.10/20/1988 (61)Aviator, EnglishMisc: broke more than 100 light-aircraft records between 1965 and 1972 and was the first British pilot to fly solo around the world.
-- b.9/14/1883 d.3/6/1979 (95)Cartoonist, Author, Writer, Psychologist
Glenn T. Seaborg
-- b.4/19/1912 d.2/25/1999 (86)ChemistMisc: discovered Plutonium
-- b.12/23/1822 d.6/20/1875 (52)Inventor, GermanMisc: pioneer inventor and builder of submarines.
Pietro Angelo Secchi
-- b.6/29/1818 N.S. d.2/26/1878 N.S. (59)Astronomer, Italian
Thomas Jefferson See
-- b.2/19/1866 d.7/4/1962 (96)Astronomer
-- b.2/24/1843 d.12/4/1913 (70)Inventor, Manufacturer, EnglishMisc: photographic dry plates for X-Rays & astronomy
Dr. Emilio G. Segre
-- b.2/1/1905 d.4/22/1989 (84)Scientist, Physicist, ItalianMisc: Nuclear
-- b.4/20/1786 d.2/24/1875 (88)Engineer, Inventor, FrenchMisc: suspension bridge
-- b.9/14/1846 d.1/17/1922 (75)InventorMisc: Gasoline engine
-- b.3/29/1869 d.4/5/1932 (63)Aeronautical, Engineer
-- b.4/3/1896 Ju-1 or 4/15/1896 N.S. d.9/25/1986 N.S. (90)Chemist, Physicist, Russian
-- b.5/6/1742 d.7/22/1809 (67)Botanist, Naturalist, SwissMisc: who demonstrated that green plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen under the influence of light.
-- b.11/6/1771 d.2/26/1834 (62)InventorMisc: Lithography discoverer
Father Junipero Serra
-- b.11/24/1713 N.S. d.8/28/1784 N.S. (70)Explorer, Missionary, SpanishMisc: founded a mission in California, and it wasn't impossible; Franciscan priest whose missionary work in North America earned him the title of Apostle of California.
-- b.9/29/1509 or 9/29/1511 d.10/27/1553Physician, TheologianMisc: no source agrees on birth year
Ernest Thompson Seton
-- b.8/14/1860 d.10/23/1946 (86)Author, Naturalist, British, CanadianMisc: founded Boy Scouts of America
-- b.8/20/1831 d.4/26/1914 (82)Geologist, AustrianMisc: laid the basis for paleogeography and tectonics--the study of the architecture and evolution of the Earth's outer rocky shell.
-- b.9/23/1745 d.9/24/1815 (70)Pioneer, GovernorMisc: first governor of Tennessee
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
-- b.2/15/1874 d.1/5/1922 (47)Explorer, IrishMisc: South Pole explorer
-- b.7/11/1911 d.9/22/1994 (83)Explorer, Politician
-- b.11/2/1885 d.10/20/1972 (86)AstronomerNames/Places: NN:The Modern CopernicusMisc: discoverer of the Sun's position in the galaxy
Murray Jacob Shear
-- b.11/7/1899 d.9/17/1983 (83)BiochemistMisc: developed chemotherapy
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
-- b.11/18/1923 d.7/21/1998 (74)AstronautNames/Places: b. in East Derry, NHMisc: America's first man in space
Francis Parker Shepard
-- b.5/10/1897 d.4/25/1985 (87)GeologistMisc: marine geologist whose pioneering surveys of submarine canyons off the coast of California near La Jolla marked the beginning of Pacific marine geology.
Sir Charles Scott Sherrington
-- b.11/27/1857 d.3/4/1952 (94)Physician, Educator, British
William B. Shockley
-- b.2/13/1910 d.8/12/1989 (79)Scientist, Inventor, Physicist, BritishMisc: of Transistors; Nobel Prize for physics
Christopher L. Sholes
-- b.2/14/1819 d.2/17/1890 (71)Inventor, Journalist, PrinterMisc: Printer; typewriter inventor
-- b.10/21/1785 d.3/6/1851 (65)InventorMisc: river captain and pioneer steamboat builder who contributed significantly to developing the potential of the Mississippi River waterway system.
-- b.10/12/1860 d.10/16/1935 (75)Soldier, Engineer
-- b.4/20/1918 d.7/20/2007 (89)Physicist, Swedish
-- b.12/3/1886 d.9/26/1978 (91)Physicist, Swedish
-- b.??/??/1826 d.5/24/1904Inventor
Sir William Siemens
-- b.4/4/1823 d.11/19/1883 (60)Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, British, GermanMisc: undersea cable pioneer, important in the development of the steel and telegraph industries.
Igor I. Sikorsky
-- b.5/25/1889 d.10/26/1972 (83)Engineer, Inventor, American, RussianMisc: developed the working helicopter
-- b.12/4/1816 d.1/14/1885 (68)ChemistMisc: his report on the potential uses of crude-oil products gave impetus to plans for drilling the first producing oil well, near Titusville, Pa.
-- b.8/8/1779 d.11/24/1864 (85)Scientist, Chemist, Educator, Professor
-- b.2/6/1941 N.S.ChemistMisc: co-inventor with Arthur Fry of the Post-It Note.
-- b.1/28/1905 d.10/23/1997 (92)InventorMisc: invented the TelePrompter, ATM, and 200 other inventions
-- b.3/1/1858 d.9/26/1918 (60)Philosopher, Sociologist
-- b.9/10/1828 d.2/10/1910 (81)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: Bedsprings
-- b.6/15/1916 d.2/9/2001 (84)Psychologist, Sociologist, Economist, Economist, Professor, Political Activist
Sir John Simon
-- b.10/10/1816 d.7/23/1904 (87)Physician, English
-- b.6/17/1955 N.S. d.9/11/2015 N.S. (60)Chef, Restaurateur
Sir James Young Simpson
-- b.6/7/1811 d.5/6/1870 (58)Inventor, ScotishMisc: Obstertrician, choloform
-- b.1/25/1813 d.11/13/1883 (70)PhysicianMisc: a pioneer in the field of surgery
Isaac Merrit Singer
-- b.10/27/1811 d.7/23/1875 (63)InventorMisc: continuous-stitch sewing machine 1851
-- b.12/18/1908 d.11/25/1968 (59)Explorer, GeographerMisc: originated the wind chill index
B. F. Skinner
-- b.3/20/1904 d.8/18/1990 (86)Novelist, PsychologistNames/Places: RFMN:Burrhus FredericMisc: pioneer in Behaviorism (Skinner box); some say b. 1897
-- b.2/25/1908 N.S. d.5/17/2001 N.S. (93)Writer, Novelist, Doctor, Surgeon
Donald "Deke" Slayton
-- b.3/1/1924 d.6/13/1993 (69)Astronaut
-- b.4/16/1660 d.1/11/1753 (92)Doctor, Naturalist, EnglishMisc: founded the British Museum
-- b.6/8/1724 d.10/28/1792 (68)Inventor, English
Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith
-- b.2/9/1897 N.S. d.11/8/1935 (38)Aviator, AustralianMisc: who, with a three-man crew, flew the Atlantic from Portmarnock, Ire., to Harbour Grace, Nfd., June 24-25, 1930. He was also the first to cross the mid-Pacific by air.
-- b.10/23/1838 d.4/7/1915 (76)Artist, Novelist, Engineer
Hamilton O. Smith
-- b.8/23/1931Chemist, Microbiologist, PhysicianMisc: shared with Werner Arber and Daniel Nathans for the Nobel Prize for his discovery of a new class of restriction enzymes that recognize specific sequences of nucleotides in a molecule of DNA
-- b.10/28/1808 d.1/15/1893 (84)Inventor, Businessperson, ManufacturerMisc: Smith and Wesson revolvers with Daniel Baird Wesson
-- b.2/22/1923 d.3/3/2008 (85)Engineer, Music Producer, Singer, EnglishNames/Places: RFN:NormanMisc: session musician
Jedediah Strong Smith
-- b.1/6/1799 d.5/27/1831 (32)Explorer, Fur Trader
Jeff (Chef) Smith
-- b.1/22/1939 d.7/9/2004 (65)ChefTV Shows: The Frugal Gourmet
-- b.1/6/1580 J-LD d.6/21/1631 J-LD (51)Pioneer, EnglishMisc: American colonist
Keely Shaye Smith
-- b.9/25/1963HorticulturistMisc: BroadcasterTV Shows: Unsolved Mysteries
Lowell H. Smith
-- b.10/8/1892 d.11/4/1945 (53)AviatorMisc: 1st round-the-world flight
-- b.4/26/1932 d.10/4/2000 (68)Biochemist, EnglishMisc: winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of a technique called oligonucleotide-based site-directed mutagenesis, which enabled researchers to make precise alterations to genes, and thus to the proteins that they encode.
Michael J. Smith
-- b.4/30/1945 d.1/28/1986 (40)Astronaut
-- b.??/??/1765 d.6/27/1829ScientistMisc: Smithsonian Institute founder by his will after his death
-- b.12/19/1903 d.6/6/1996 (92)Scientist
Sir C. P. Snow
-- b.10/15/1905 d.7/1/1980 (74)Author, Novelist, Chemist, Physicist, EnglishNames/Places: RN:Charles Percy Snow, aka Baron Snow or Lord SnowBook Titles: Strangers and Brothers, The Two Cultures
-- b.10/12/1812 d.5/26/1888 (75)Chemist, Italian
-- b.9/2/1877 d.9/22/1956 (79)Chemist, EnglishMisc: coined the word "isotope" on 2-18-1913 from Greek words meaning "same place" for the products of radioactive transformation that occupied the same place on the Periodic Table.; He received the 1921 Nobel prize for chemistry for the investigation of radioactive substances.
Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov
-- b.4/16/1838 d.5/26/1922 (84)Chemist, InventorMisc: best known for his development of a commercially viable ammonia-soda process for producing soda ash (sodium carbonate), widely used in the manufacture of such products as glass and soap.
-- b.12/26/1780 d.11/28/1872 (91)Writer, Scientist, Mathematician, Scotish
Sir Thomas Sopwith
-- b.1/18/1888 d.1/27/1989 (101)Aviator, Engineer, BritishMisc: Genius of flight, designed WWI Sopwith Camel plane that shot down the most enemy aircraft including The Red Baron, Hawker Aircraft founder; Snoopy flew one of these
Henry Clifton Sorby
-- b.5/10/1826 d.3/9/1908 (81)Geologist, EnglishNames/Places: NN: The Father of Microscopical Petrography
-- b.3/2/1887 d.3/2/1957 (70)InventorMisc: The Padlock
-- b.6/5/1926 d.6/15/2013 (87)Engineer, Businessperson, Philanthropist, HungarianMisc: a successful innovator in shipping
John Hanning Speke
-- b.5/3/1827 d.9/15/1864 (37)Explorer, BritishMisc: discovered the source of The Nile
Percy Le Baron Spencer
-- b.7/9/1894 d.9/8/1970 (76)Engineer, InventorMisc: microwave oven
-- b.6/27/1869 d.9/9/1941 (72)Biologist, German
-- b.10/12/1860 d.6/16/1930 (69)Engineer, InventorMisc: Electrical; inventor of the gyrocompass.
Roger Wolcott Sperry
-- b.8/20/1913 d.4/17/1994 (80)Biologist
-- b.1/17/1900 d.4/30/1991 (91)InventorMisc: Preparation H
-- b.7/25/1857 d.10/25/1934 (77)Engineer, InventorMisc: Tom Edison's assistant
Thomas P. Stafford
-- b.9/17/1930AstronautMisc: two Gemini rendezvous missions 1965-66, Apollo 10 commander, docked with a Soviet Soyuz craft in 1975.
-- b.1/17/1863 d.8/7/1938 (75)Theorist, Teacher, Stage Actor, Stage Producer/Director, RussianNames/Places: RN:Konstantin Sergeyevitch Alekseyev
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
-- b.1/28/1841 d.5/10/1904 (63)Explorer, Journalist, EnglishNames/Places: RN:John RowlandsMisc: found David Livingstone
Wendell M. Stanley
-- b.8/16/1904 d.6/15/1971 (66)Biochemist, SpanishMisc: the first to purify and crystalize a virus (Nobel 1946) thus demonstrating their molecular structure
-- b.4/15/1874 d.6/21/1957 (83)Physicist, GermanMisc: Stark effect, Nobel 1919
-- b.4/21/1831 d.6/17/1881 (50)Inventor, EnglishMisc: the geared bicycle
-- b.4/17/1866 d.5/2/1927 (61)Physiologist, English
-- b.2/5/1848 d.2/3/1889 (41)Pioneer, OutlawMisc: Cattle & horse thief leader of Texas and the Oklahoma Indian Territory
-- b.3/23/1881 d.9/8/1965 (84)Chemist, German
-- b.11/3/1879 d.8/26/1962 (82)Ethnologist, Explorer, CanadianMisc: Arctic explorer
-- b.4/26/1896 d.4/29/1981 (85)Doctor, BusinesspersonMisc: MCA founder, president, & chairman
William Howard Stein
-- b.6/25/1911 d.2/2/1980 (68)BiochemistMisc: discovered the structure of enzyme (Nobel 1972)
-- b.1/6/1927 N.S. d.8/5/2014 N.S. (87)Physician, Surgeon General
-- b.6/11/1886 d.8/21/1960 (74)EngineerMisc: whose studies of airflow and wind velocity helped make possible the design of aerodynamically stable bridges.
Charles P. Steinmetz
-- b.4/9/1865 d.10/26/1923 (58)Scientist, Engineer, GermanMisc: AC power developer
Henry Engelhard Steinway
-- b.2/15/1797 d.2/7/1871 (73)Inventor, Manufacturer, GermanNames/Places: NN: The Father of the The Steinway Piano
-- b.3/5/1836 d.11/30/1896 (60)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: The Steinway piano
George A. Stephen
-- b.??/??/1922 d.2/11/1993 (71)InventorMisc: Weber Kettle Grill
John Lloyd Stephens
-- b.11/28/1805 d.10/12/1852 (46)Author, Dramatist/Playwright, Archaeologist, TravelerMisc: studied Central America
-- b.6/9/1781 d.8/12/1848 (67)Inventor, EnglishMisc: the principal inventor of the railroad locomotive.
-- b.10/16/1803 d.10/12/1859 (55)Inventor, English
-- b.6/9/1913 d.3/21/1988 (74)Scientist, EnglishMisc: obstetrician; gynaecologist; medical researchers with Robert Edwards perfected in vitro fertilization of the human egg. Their technique made possible in the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first "test-tube baby," on July 25, 1978.
-- b.3/14/1909 d.4/17/1992 (83)Scientist
-- b.9/19/1915 d.8/18/1980 (64)Pathologist, CanadianMisc: work on the stages of a cell's progression from a normal to a cancerous state.
-- b.2/17/1888 d.8/18/1969 (81)Physicist, German
-- b.6/7/1911 d.1/4/1995 (83)InventorMisc: shaped Studebakers, Jeeps, Harley-Davidsons, lawnmowers, passenger trains, clothes drivers, the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, cigarette lighters, Miller Beer logo
-- b.4/25/1853 d.6/2/1943 (90)EngineerMisc: civil engineer and railroad executive who, as chief engineer of the Panama Canal from late 1905 to April 1907, laid the basis for that project's successful completion.
Robert L. Stevens
-- b.10/18/1787 d.4/20/1856 (68)Architect, InventorNames/Places: MN:LivingstonMisc: war ship & railroad track innovator
-- b.6/8/1772 d.7/12/1850 (78)Engineer, InventorMisc: who in 1797 succeeded his stepfather, Thomas Smith, as a member of the Scottish Lighthouse Board. In that capacity until 1843, he designed and built lighthouses (1797-1843) and invented intermittent and flashing lights as well as the hydrophore
-- b.11/1/1828 d.12/19/1887 (59)Geophysicist, MeterologistMisc: noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism and radiant heat.
-- b.9/11/1895 d.??/??/????Physician
-- b.6/25/1941Fireman, Engineer, TV ActorMisc: a retired firefighter, engineer, and captain with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.TV Shows: Emergency (as Fireman Stoker)
Sir George Gabriel Stokes
-- b.8/13/1819 d.2/1/1903 (83)Mathematician, Physicist, Irish
-- b.11/4/1975 N.S.Chef, AustralianNames/Places: NN:The Quiet Terminator
M. H. Stone
-- b.4/8/1903 d.1/9/1989 (85)MathematicianMisc: contributed to real analysis, functional analysis, and the study of Boolean algebras.
-- b.1/11/1847 d.1/17/1933 (86)Astronomer, Mathematician, Educator
-- b.2/15/1826 d.7/5/1911 (85)Physicist, IrishMisc: introduced the term electron for the fundamental unit of electricity.
S. Donald Stookey
-- b.5/23/1915 N.S. d.11/4/2014 N.S. (99)InventorMisc: 60 patents related to glass and ceramics
-- b.10/15/1880 d.10/2/1958 (77)Scientist, Educator, ScotishMisc: birth control advicate
-- b.3/16/1880 d.3/20/1956 (76)Engineer, InventorMisc: first monoplane
-- b.??/??/63BC d.??/??/24ADGeographer, Greek
Claire M. D. Straith
-- b.8/30/1891 d.7/13/1958 (66)SurgeonMisc: Cosmetic and Plastic
Joseph B. Strauss
-- b.1/9/1870 d.5/16/1938 (68)EngineerMisc: of bridges; civil engineer & builder of Golden Gate Bridge.
-- b.2/26/1829 d.9/26/1902 (73)Inventor, ManufacturerMisc: Jeans
Lewis L. Strauss
-- b.1/31/1896 d.1/21/1974 (77)Naval Officer, Scientist, Businessperson, Philanthropist
-- b.8/12/1897 d.4/6/1963 (65)Astronomer, RussianMisc: known for his contributions to stellar spectroscopy, notably the discovery of the widespread distribution of hydrogen and other elements in space.
-- b.5/22/1783 d.12/4/1850 (67)Inventor, Physicist, EnglishMisc: electromagnet developer
-- b.9/29/1803 d.12/18/1855 (52)Mathematician, FrenchMisc: his work resulted in Sturm's theorem, an important contribution to the theory of equations.
-- b.4/28/1795 d.6/16/1869 (74)Explorer, EnglishMisc: whose expedition down the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers (1829-30) is considered one of the greatest explorations in Australian history.
-- b.6/5/1892 d.10/21/1979 (87)Scientist