One of his influences throughout his life was Robert Strutt, 4th Baron Rayleigh, a physicist who discovered active nitrogen. The colleges Holmes had attended during his lifetime were Imperial College of London and Royal College of Science. Arthur's life was problematic, during his time in college his funding of 60£ wasn’t enough to make ends meet. He had then gone to Mozambique, Africa to prospect minerals in 1911. In Mozambique, he did not
He was one of 2 students from the Bronx High School of Science who was chosen to go to the Hayden Planetarium with Bob Seger, who was at the time, Tyson’s role model. He spent the day with Segan and when it was time for Tyson to head home, the bus that he was supposed to take didn’t show up. Tyson continued to call Segan and tell him what had happened. Segan invited him to his home to stay for the night so he could head back in the morning, an offer which Tyson was eager to accept. (Contemporary Authors
Edward D. Baker also was the only serving Senator to fight in the Civil War (Darley). Even though Edward was born an Englishman he did not stay there very long. His When he turned four the little boy and his parents traveled across the ocean to America. At the age of 14 Edward moved from Philadelphia to Illinois where he studied law and sought out his life as a lawyer. In 1830 he passed his bar exam.
Chuck Yeager is arguably one of the most, if not the most, honorable, most decorated, and most distinguished Air Force pilot in U.S. history. He left a huge footprint in history. Chuck Yeager was born on February 13 1923, in Myra, West Virginia. Chuck had always been a curious kid. Hunting and fishing interested him far more than most of his studies, and yet he was also interested in mechanical engineering.
Elvis Presley was born January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi to Gladys Smith Presley and Vernon Presley. Elvis was supposed to be a twin, but his brother, Jesse Garon Presley, was stillborn. His parents were part of the working class but made very little money; as a child, Elvis moved frequently due to his parents looking for jobs. Elvis’ father worked odd jobs and was once sentenced in 1938 to three years in prison for forging a four dollar check, but he stayed less than a year (Nix). After moving numerous times, the Presley family settled in Memphis, Tennessee, where the birth of Elvis’ career would take place.
Thoreau's graduation came at an inauspicious time. In 1837, America was experiencing an economic depression and jobs were not plentiful. Furthermore, Thoreau found himself temperamentally unsuited for three of the four usual professions open to Harvard graduates: the ministry, the law, and medicine. The fourth, teaching, was one he felt comfortable with, since both of his elder siblings, Helen and John, were already teachers. He was hired as the teacher of the Concord public school, but resigned after only two weeks because of a dispute with his
At thirteen, Henry passed the Bowdoin College entrance exam, but he didn't attend the college till he was fourteen because, his parents decided it would be best for him to complete his education at Portland Academy. After graduating from Portland Academy, Henry, as planned, attended Bowdoin College skipping high school altogether. ("Stewart, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow") While at Bowdoin College, Henry met Nathaniel Hawthorne, a fellow novelist; Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth U.S. President; and Horatio Bridge, officer of the U.S. Navy; he was also elected into the Peucinian Society and placed fourth in a class of thirty-eight students. The Peucinian Society's book gatherings, debates, and discussions about contemporary writing made Henry consider pursuing a career in writing, much to his father's chagrin. Originally, Henry's father wanted him to be a lawyer, but Henry was dissatisfied with studying law and decided
(Mandela) Mandela attended Clarkebury Boarding Institute as a young man; he was the first person in his family to attend school. (“Nelson”) Nelson studied for his Bachelor of Arts at the University College of Fort Hare. He did not finish his degree because he was expelled for being a part of a student protest. (Mandela) Nelson married three times over his life time; the first wife was named Evelyn Ntoko Mase, who Nelson married in 1944. They had four children together: Madiba Thembekile, Makgatho, Makaziwe, and Maki.
“Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706 (January 6, 1705, in the old style calendar) of very humble origins, origins that always struck Franklin himself as poor.”(Wood,17) He proved throughout his life that he was quite the renaissance man, showing expertise in many professions and fields from Author to Inventor. Franklin proved time and time again that he was intellectually capable of doing pretty much anything. Franklin's status of being a founding father has proven how much of a staple he was in finding the United States of America. Even though he was never President of the United States, In 1753 Franklin became a royal officeholder, deputy postmaster general, in charge of mail in all the northern colonies (Encyclopedia Britannica). Something I found interesting in my research was that “in 1774, Benjamin Franklin was dismissed as joint postmaster general for the Crown because he was judged too sympathetic to the colonies.”(USPS).
Not taking the opportunity to attend college he went to trade school.After leaving school her started taking odd jobs. A couple years later her married Emilie Pelzl and was soon called to war. After that he worked for his father’s company until the business failed because of the economic depression. He then started a new company,
Cyrus McCormick is the inventor of the mechanical reaper. However, the reaper wasn 't his idea, it originally came from his father. Cyrus took over his project and finished it. Therefore Cyrus McCormick’s invention brought help to many people. The reaper became one of the most popular tools for farming.
Dr. John M. Gandy (1870-1947) was born on October 31, 1870 in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Gandy started his education in a one room school system in Mississippi. Gandy education consisted only of a seventh grade education By the age of fifteen Gandy already began teaching at a school in Stone Mountain, Mississippi after receiving a third grade teaching certificate. While studying at Columbia University in New York, he took nonresident graduate courses and earned a Ph.D. at Illinois Wesleyan University. (Jones, “Gandy”) Receiving degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from Morgan State University in 1920 soon after appointed professor of Greek and Latin at Virginia Normal and College Institute.
Although Newton 's telescope could be used to view the sky his intended purpose was to study optics. He made two reflecting telescopes in his life and they are not fit for use today as they would need to be improved. Newton discovered many important things of his life and most of them were all within 18 months. Today he is still considered to be one of the most influential scientists and contributed many useful ideas to the world that are still used today. Although Newton is best known for his study of gravity, the three Laws of Motion and the world’s first reflecting telescope, he also discovered many other ideas and inventions and has earned the title of one of the most influential men
Marcello is currently a student at a charter High School located in downtown Reading, PA and he is hoping to graduate in the spring and go onto university. Marcello grew up in a two-parent household with his two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister. The youngest Vargas child is a United States citizen; however, the rest of the family, Marcello included, is only in the United States on a visa. Marcello feels that he has had an average childhood; his father was able to find a job that paid enough to provide the necessities for the family. Before living in Reading, Marcello was born in Argentina.