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Inventor Project April 1, 1996 Albert Einstein
Inventor Project April 1, 1996 Albert Einstein
Inventor Project April 1, 1996 Albert Einstein My name is Albert Einstein. I was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. I was not an inventor in the conventional sense. I was a physicist and theorist. My inventions were not tangible things, but ideas I put on paper and may later on have led to inventions. I was not a good student in school. I did not pay attention to teachers because I found their lectures and teachings boring. Often I would skip class to go study physics on my own. By the age
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein March 14 1879 - April 18 1955 Born Ulm, Germany. Died Princeton, USA. Albert Einstein was a very famous Scientist, he was mostly famous for his theory of Relativity. In 1894 Einstein\'s family moved to Milan and Einstein decided officially to relinquish his German citizenship in favor of Swiss. In 1895 Einstein failed an examination that would have allowed him to study for a diploma as an electrical engineer at Zurich. After attending secondary school at Aarau, Einstein returned
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847. As a child He took after his grandfather who was an actor who entertained people with his voice. Alexanders mother, who was deaf, would have people talk to her through her ear tube, which amplifies speech by talking through a object that looked like a horn. Alexander choose to talk to his mother by speaking in low tones very close to her forehead. Alexander thought that his mother would be able to hear him by the vibrations his voic
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 21, 1833.(Encarta) His father Immanuel Nobel was an engineer and inventor who built bridges and buildings in Stockholm. In connection with his construction work Immanuel Nobel also experimented with different techniques of blasting rock. Alfred\'s mother, Andrietta Ahlsell came from a wealthy family. Due to misfortunes in the construction work caused by the loss of some barges of building material, Immanuel Nobel was forced into
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel Born in Stockholm in 1833 of Swedish parents, Alfred Nobel moved with his family to St. Petersburg, then the capital of Russia, at the age of nine. There his energetic and inventive father soon acquired a strong and respected position as an inventor and industrialist. Nobel subsequently lived in several countries and ultimately came to regard himself as a citizen of the world. Even so, he never gave up his Swedish citizenship. By virtue of the education he received in many countries
Alfred Binet
Alfred Binet
Alfred Binet The following essay offers both a short biography of Psychologist Alfred Binet and a present day practical application using the theory from which Binet developed his Intelligence test. Alfred Binet, born in Nice, France, on the eleventh of July, whose mother was an artist and whose father was a physician, became one of the most prominent psychologists in French history. Having received his formal education in both Nice and later, in Paris, at the renowned Lycee Louis -le-Grand, Bin
Colt: A Man and His Guns
Colt: A Man and His Guns
Colt: A Man and His Guns The Colt six shooter will always be a legend to many fighting men. Whether you know it as an accurate, cowboy, Texas Ranger, gun-slinging, out West, corral gun, or as a little protection, the Peacemaker by Samuel Colt and Samuel Colt will never be forgotten. Samuel Colt is known as the inventor of the first revolving firearm. Colt was born in 1814 to a family were money was not the pressing issue. His father , Christopher, was a man that owned his own silk mill in the to
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents Hall of Fame Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States,
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbell\'s Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. I\'m sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would like to get to know the background of his life. I may then be able to appreciate his styles and u
A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech
A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech
A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of American music. Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington was born in Washington D.C. on April 29, 1899. His parents were James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. They raised Duke as an only child, until his sister, Ruth, was born when Duke was sixteen years old. Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical life, Duke began to take a promi
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England's Elizabeth II
A Queen Adored: England\'s Elizabeth II Countess of Longford, Elizabeth Pakenham, was born in London England in 1906. She attended Lady Margaret Hall and Oxford University where she studied classical history and philosophy. She later married Oxford professor and politician, the seventh Earl of Longford in 1931, with whom she had eight children. She worked as a tutor from 1930-36 in the Worker\'s Educational Association, and was a member of the Paddington and St. Pomcras Rent Tribunal from 1946-5
Aristotle vs. Copernicus
Aristotle vs. Copernicus
Aristotle vs. Copernicus Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shared with Plato the distinction of being the most famous of ancient philosophers. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He remained there for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 bc , Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (d.
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to few baseball purists left to support it. Baseball was in search of a new audience, and Babe Ruth handed it to them on a silver platter. Babe Ruth started the Home run era of baseball. I
Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold The name Benedict Arnold has become a synonym for a traitor to one\'s country. In the first years of the American Revolution, however, Arnold was a brilliant and dashing general, highly respected for his service to the patriot cause (see Revolution, American). Benedict Arnold was born on Jan. 14, 1741, in Norwich, Conn. His father, Benedict, was a well-to-do landowner. His mother was Hannah King Waterman Arnold. While a boy, young Arnold twice ran away to join the colonial troops
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was a remarkably talented man. He started his career as a simple printer apprentice, but went far beyond the printers shop. He developed products that were far beyond the time. The Franklin stove for example, for cold winter nights and bifocal lenses for reading. Franklin tracked storm paths to help understand the wicked weather endured by the colonies. His study of electricity made him most famous for he was known around the world as the inventor of the light
Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan Ben Hogan had more dedication than any athlete today. Throughout his life Mr.Hogan overcame a very traumatic childhood, recovered from a nearly fatal head-on collision with a bus and built a golf equipment empire. Ben Hogan was born in a small town in Texas called Dublin. He was one of three children. When Ben was only six years old he witnessed his father commit suicide while playing in the same room. At age nine my childhood was shot through the heart.(p.14) obviously Hogan was tr
B. F. Skinner
B. F. Skinner
B. F. Skinner Burris Frederic Skinner was born on March 20th, 1904 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania. His mother, Grace M. Burrhus, was a stenographer and a secretary, in a law office and later in a railroad chief executive\'s office. His father, William A. Skinner, was an attorney, who studied law with another local attorney at a New York Law School. Skinner\'s parents were both good students. His father had bought several sets of books, so there was a lot of reading material their children. Skinner
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Bill Gates William H. Gates III and His Giant Bill Gates, cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft\'s software deals. Their software became the industry standard in the early 1980s and has just increased in distribution as the company has grown, so much that the Federal government is suggesting that Microsoft has violated Sherman and Clayton
Derek Morris: A Personal Bio
Derek Morris: A Personal Bio
Derek Morris: A Personal Bio My name is Derek Morris. I\'m a seventeen year old student. I enjoy playing baseball and that is my life. I have been playing since I was one and a half. I moved through the ranks of organized baseball and like other ball players hope someday to play at the utmost level, the pros. It probably won\'t come true but who knows. Being a student at Shrewsbury I have had much success. I have been on the honor roll many times and a few months ago I was accepted to Bryant Col
Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King Stephen King is a well-known and talented horror/fiction author who has published over eleven books in the last two decades. His great stories of horror and fantasy have been enjoyed by kids and adults starting from his first best-seller, Carrie. King\'s wit and style of writing has made him one of the most popular horror story authors today. Stephen King\'s life has not been an easy one. he was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland Maine(Bleiler, 1038). His father left when he wa
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde (real name Oscar Fingal O\'Flahertie Wills Wilde) was born on October 16th, 1854 in Dublin. His father, William Robert Wilde, was an eminent eye doctor, with an interest in myths and folklore. He was the founder of the first eye and ear hospital in Great Britain, as well as the appointed Surgeon Occultist to the Queen, who knighted him. His mother, Jane Francesca Elgee Wilde, was a poet who wrote patriotic Irish verse under the pen name Speranza, and had a considerable fo
Booker T. Washington: Fighter for the Black Man
Booker T. Washington: Fighter for the Black Man
Booker T. Washington: Fighter for the Black Man Booker T. Washington was a man beyond words. His perseverance and will to work were well known throughout the United States. He rose from slavery, delivering speech after speech expressing his views on how to uplift America\'s view of the Negro. He felt that knowledge was power, not just knowledge of books, but knowledge of agricultural and industrial trades. He felt that the Negro would rise to be an equal in American society through hard work.
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Ticallion Stallion October 10, 1996 English, 9th Grade This essay is dedicated to Bruce Lee, without a doubt the most famous, skilled, and inspiring martial artist that ever lived. Bruce Lee was a Chinese martial artist and actor whose main style of fighting was Kung-Fu among many other styles that he practiced. From all of the things that I\'ve read and seen about Lee, I think that he was the type of person that would never give up. He could get beat and come back for revenge, but t
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee Christian Estrada March 22, 1996 Literature-07 Biography Report Introduction Bruce Lee was born in the Chinese year of the dragon, in the hour of the dragon on November 27, 1940. From the beginning, it was obvious he was a remarkable and unique child with tremendous energy. His mother named him Lee Jun Fan, which meant return again. She felt he would return to the United States where he was born while his parents were on tour with the Cantonese opera. A nurse suggested he be called B
Buddha
Buddha
Buddha The word Buddha means enlightened one. It is used today as a title to the one who has given us more religious beliefs than almost any other human who lived in this world. However, he was not given this name at birth; he had to earn it for himself by undergoing long, hard hours of meditation and contemplation. Buddha has changed the lifestyles of many cultures with new, never-before asked questions that were explained by his search for salvation. He began an entirely new religion that da
Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was born to Isacc and Marry Ann Cody. At the time William had two sisters, Martha and Julia, and a brother, Samuel. But he ended up with three more sisters, Eliza, Helen, and May, and
Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Carl Jung Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung\'s mother was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely and very irritable. When the child could not
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas
Changing Attitudes of Ferhat Abbas Introduction Ferhat Abbas believed in the peaceful solution and that the French are willing to co-operate with the Algerians. With this co-operation, he thought, it was possible for all to live together. He was brought up and thought to believe in democracy and parliament, to look for these in a peaceful fashion and that the people have to be asked what to do with their country and not to be terrorised to be convinced differently. However in the 1950\'s we can
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his views on life development through natural selection. He was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, on February 12, 1809. After graduating from the elite school at Shrewsbury in 1825, Darwin attended the University of Edinburgh where he studied medicine. In 1827 he dropped out and entered the University of Cambridge in preparation for becoming a clergyman of the Church of
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25,000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an American
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin One of the most famous names in science and in the economy today, is Charles Darwin. Darwin is best known for his contributions in science; his famous theory of evolution. He also contributed to the market and command economy with his belief, survival of the fittest. Charles Darwin\'s contribution to science has been a very controversial one. He stated that each generation will improve adaptively over the preceding generations, and this gradual and continuous process is the sour
Charles Manson
Charles Manson
Charles Manson Charles Manson. He and his cult, The Family, together killed seven people, bloodied and butchered. The people who he and others killed, the Tate and LaBianca families, were wealthy and well-off. What could have made them do such a thing without pity or remorse? Read on........MANSON: The Man Himself In 1954, Manson set up a commune-based cult, drawing in hippies, drifters. and the unemployed at the Spahn Ranch, near Los Angeles. Manson had lovely ideas and his followers or Fami
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies Roy McKenzie L.A. 6° February 26 1997 Whoever in here likes chocolate chip cookies STAND UP! Well, I like them too. The story of the Chocolate chip cookie is really an interesting one. In fact, did you know that the invention itself was really an accident? Nope, well, I didn\'t think so. Let me tell you a little about it. Have you ever wondered how the chocolate chip cookie came to be? Have you ever wondered who brought this American tradition into our homes? Do you know h
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster Daniel Webster contributed a large potion of the Civil War. To begin, he was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on January 18, 1782. His parents were farmers so many people didn\'t know what to expect of him. Even though his parents were farmers, he still graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801. After he learned to be a lawyer, Daniel Webster opened a legal practice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1807. Webster quickly became an experienced and very good lawyer and a Federalist par
David Letterman
David Letterman
David Letterman David Letterman grew up in a small town in eastern Indiana. He was born to Joseph and Dorothy Letterman. After reading the novel, David Letterman: On Stage and Off by Rosemarie Lennon, I have learned about all his struggles and joys. Because of this book, I feel sorry towards one of the funniest people on Earth, David Letterman. I also admire him for his good acts and abilities. To realize why I feel what I feel toward Letterman, you have to look at some of the main points in h
Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett Davy was born in 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. He went to school at 13 years old. But he didn\'t like school. He ran away to the woods for 2 1/2 years to avoid being punished for missing days. Davy Crockett\'s father was from Ireland and he married Rebecca Crockett. They had three boys and two girls. Davy liked hunting and killing bears. His father taught him how to hunt deer, kill bears and fish. In 1808 Davy Cockett married Mary Finley. They had two boys and a girl. His first
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman Title: Bad As I Wanna Be Author: Dennis Rodman with Tim Keown # of pages: 258 Setting: The book takes place in Dallas, Texas where Dennis Rodman lived while he was a kid, Detroit, Michigan where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the Detroit Pistons, San Antonio, Texas where Dennis Rodman played basketball for the San Antonio Spurs, and Chicago, Illinois where Dennis Rodman is currently playing for the Chicago Bulls. Character: Dennis Rodman. A pro basketball player who plays for
Determination
Determination
Determination I am a very dependable person. When I start a project I concentrate and focus in it. I use my determination in all parts of my life. In school my determination has allowed me to achieve many academic accomplishments. In an engineering course I was given an assignment to design a house using Autocad. This house had to be designed to all of the state building codes. My teacher had set up many different requirements for the project. It had to be an original design with four different
Donatello
Donatello
Donatello Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. He never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of classical Roman lettering. He ha
Dr. Seuss: The Great American Children's Poet
Dr. Seuss: The Great American Children's Poet
Dr. Seuss: The Great American Children\'s Poet Dr. Seuss is the pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel III, Ted Geisel to his friends. He originally thought of his pen name being pronounced zo-oice which is the German pronunciation. He took his middle name from his mother\'s maiden name. He was born in 1904 to Theodor Jr. and Henrietta Geisel of Springfiel Massachusetts. Both sets of grandparents were from Germany. Theodor Jr. was a wealthy brewer and tavern owner until the Prohibition. Then he work
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his writin
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short-story form, especially tales of the mysterious and macabre. The literary merits of Poe\'s writings have been debated since his death, but his works have remained popular and many major American and European writers have professed their artistic debt to him. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Poe was orphaned in his early childhood and was raised by John Allan, a successful businessman of Ric
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was an important person who changed the world of science. People referred to him as a genius, and as one of the smartest people in the world. Einstein devoted himself to solving the mysteries of the world, and he changed the way science is looked at today. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. Albert\'s speech was late in development; he didn\'t start talking until he was about three. Since he started talking late, his parents thought he was
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton I was once called the most dangerous woman in America because I dared to ask for the unthinkable- the right to vote. I challenged my culture\'s basic assumptions about men and women, and dedicated my life to the pursuit of equal rights for all women. My name is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I was born in Johnstown, New York, on the 12th of November, 1815. My father is the prominent attorney and judge Daniel Cady and my mother is Margaret Livingston Cady. I was born the seventh c
9onnix
9onnix
9onnix Richard Millhouse Nixon Richard Millhouse Nixon, 37th president of the United States (1969-1972) was born on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. Nixon was one of the most controversial politicians of the twentieth century. He built his political career on the communist scare of the late forties and early fifties, but as president he achieved détente with the Soviet Union and opened relations with the People\'s Republic of China. His administration occurred during the domestic uphe
A Biographical Report on Thomas Fitzsimons
A Biographical Report on Thomas Fitzsimons
A Biographical Report on Thomas Fitzsimons A Biographical Report on Thomas Fitzsimons Thomas Fitzsimons, or Fitzsimmons as his last name was sometimes spelled, was born during 1741 and died on August 26, 1811. Originally from Ireland, as young man he immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to start a career as a merchant. On November 23, 1761, he married Catharine Meade. A few months later, with his brother-in- law, he formed an extensive mercantile and commercial business which traded chiefly
A Book Report on Anne Sullivan Macy
A Book Report on Anne Sullivan Macy
A Book Report on Anne Sullivan Macy The book I chose to read is called The Touch of Magic written by Lorena A. Hickok. The story was about Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller’s wonderful teacher. I had never heard of Anne before I read this book, but while looking in the library my mom explained to me who she was and she seemed like she would be an interesting person to do it on. I was right. Anne Sullivan Macy was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. At the age of nine she was t
A Man and His Gun
A Man and His Gun
A Man and His Gun A Man and His Guns The Colt six shooter will always be a legend to many fighting men. Whether you know it as an accurate, cowboy, Texas Ranger, gun-slinging, out West, corral gun, or as a little protection, the Peacemaker by Samuel Colt and Samuel Colt will never be forgotten. Samuel Colt is known as the inventor of the first revolving firearm. Colt was born in 1814 to a family were money was not the pressing issue. His father ,Christopher, was a man that owned his own silk mil
A Portrait Of Duke Ellington
A Portrait Of Duke Ellington
A Portrait Of Duke Ellington A Portrait of Duke Ellington By Tracy Frech Duke Ellington is considered to be one of the greatest figures in the history of American music. Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington was born in Washington D.C. on April 29, 1899. His parents were James Edward and Daisy Kennedy Ellington. They raised Duke as an only child, until his sister, Ruth, was born when Duke was sixteen years old. Duke, even as a teenager, had a great talent for music. In the beginning of his musical lif