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Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) On November 22, 1898, US-american aviator Wiley Hardeman Post was born. Post was the first pilot to fly solo around the world and is also known for his work in high-altitude flying, where helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream.

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Physiology of digestion, William BeaumontImage Source On November 21, 1785, US-american surgeon William Beaumont was born. He became best known as "Father of Gastric Physiology" following his research on human digestion. William Beaumont was born in Lebanon, Connecticut and became a physician. He

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Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps (1805-1894) On November 19, 1805, French diplomate and later developer of the Suez Canal Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de Lesseps was born. The Suez Canal that was constructed under de Lessep's suvervision in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas, substantially

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Eugene Paul Wigner (1902-1995) On November 17, 1902, Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician Eugene Paul Wigner was born. He is best known for for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and applicati

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Eugenio Beltrami (1835-1900) On November 16, 1835, Italian mathematician Eugenio Beltrami was born. He is most notable for his work concerning differential geometry and mathematical physics. His work was noted especially for clarity of exposition. He was the first to prove consistency of non-Eucli

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The Fable of Bees On November 15, 1670, Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist Bernard Mandeville was born. He became famous for The Fable of the Bees, a satire that suggests many key principles of economic thought, including division of labor and the "invisible hand", seventy years b

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Bakelite Billiard Balls Image: Chemical Heritage Foundation at Flickr On November 14, 1863, Belgian-born American chemist Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was born. His invention of Bakelite, an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic, marked the beginning of the modern plastics ind

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Dorothea Christiane Erxleben (1715 - 1762) On November 13, 1715, Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, first female medical doctor in Germany was born. It was very hard for her to overcome the prejudices of the University professors and to finish her studies with a proper examination. What is even worse i

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Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Baronet (1811-1870) On November 12, 1847, Scottish obstetrician and important figure in the history of medicine Sir James Young Simpson published his self trial experiments with the new anesthetic chloroform. "All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive an

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Bougainville reaching Tahiti Probably on November 11, 1729, French admiral and explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville was born. A contemporary of James Cook, gained fame for his expeditions, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands and his voyages into the Pacific Ocean. The largest o

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