Ladislao José Biro, the inventor of the ball-point pen, is today a Google Doodle honored. The inventor, who was born in Hungary today would be 117 years old. He died on 24. October 1985 in Argentina. According to the plans of his father, should Ladislao José Biro actually follow in his footsteps and dentist. But Biro … Continue reading Ladislao José Biro: inventor of the Biro
Today before 201 years: it is the 6. November 1814, as Adolphe Sax in Dinant (Belgium) is born. His invention of the saxophone makes him well known, but the great triumph of his instrument he no longer experienced.
George Boole is known as the forefather of the information age. His descoveries in logic and algebra which we now know as Boolean logic and Boolean algebra are the reason we have computers, mobile phones, the internet, games apps and every electronic device we use in our daily lives.
Giorgio Morandi (July 20, 1890 – June 18, 1964) was an Italian painter and printmaker who specialized in still life. His paintings are noted for their tonal subtlety in depicting apparently simple subjects, which were limited mainly to vases, bottles, bowls, flowers and landscapes.
Today, for her 153rd birthday, we salute Ida B. Wells with a Doodle that commemorates her journalistic mettle and her unequivocal commitment to the advancement of civil liberties.
Eiji Tsuburaya was born on July 7th 1901 in Sukagawa, a city located in Fukushima (Japan). He was a special effects director, one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of Ultraman.
Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space and still remains the youngest American astronaut to travel to space. After flying twice on the space shuttle Challenger, she left NASA in 1987. She worked for two years at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control, then the University of California, San Diego as a professor of physics, primarily researching non-linear optics and Thomson scattering. She served on the committees that investigated the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters, the only person to participate on both.
Inge Lehmann was a Danish seismologist who first discoverer of the Earth’s Inner Core, in 1936. After studying shock waves from a large earthquake occurring near New Zealand in 1929 she noticed a difference in the seismic data.
Today, Google honors Nellie Bly. Nellie Bly was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, a world-famous journalist who made a trip around the world in 72 days in 1889. Nellie Bly was born on May 5, 1864 in a suburb of Pittsburgh. Throughout her life, Nellie defied society’s expectations for women; she questioned everything, and spoke up for the underprivileged, the helpless, and minorities.
You may have never heard of Bartolomeo Cristofori (born May 4, 1655), but you definitely know his invention. Bartolomeo Cristofori was an Italian musical instrument maker credited with inventing the pianoforte, or the piano. One of his biggest innovations was creating a hammer mechanism that struck the strings on a keyboard to create sound. The use of a hammer made it possible to produce softer or louder sounds depending upon how light or hard a player pressed on the keys. In fact, that’s how Cristofori’s new instrument got its name – in Italian, piano means soft, while forte means loud. Being able to change the volume was a major breakthrough.