Shomoi K. Francis March 3, 2011 Ms. Wright Chemistry 1 Patricia Bath Patricia Bath was born on November 4, 1942, and the daughter of Rupert and Gladys Bath. Her father an immigrant from Trinidad was a newspaper columnist, a merchant seaman and the first black man to work for the New York City Subway as a motorman. She was raised in Harlem; Bath was motivated academically by her parents. Inspired by Albert Schweitzer, she applied for and won a National Science Foundation Scholarship while attending Charles Evans Hughes High School; this led her to a research project at Yeshiva University and Harlem Hospital Center on cancer that irritated her interest in medicine. I n 1960, still a teenager, Bath won the "Merit Award" of Mademoiselle Magazine for her contribution to the project.
Lloyd Hall Lloyd Hall was born on June 20, 1894 in Elgin, Illinois. He was an honor student while attending West Side High School in Aurora, Illinois and captained the school debate team while competing in baseball, football and track. Lloyd graduated High School in the top 10 of his class and had to choose between four college scholarship offers. He decided to attend nearby Northwestern University, earning a Bachelor Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 1916. While at Northwestern, Hall attended classes with a fellow student named Carroll L. Griffith who would later go on to become the founder of Griffith Laboratories.
Temporarily, he worked as a legal apprentice before deciding to return to Yale University in 1808 as a graduate student where he obtained a Masters of Arts degree. Feeling like he’s calling was to the ministry and after some hesitation he decided to enter the Theological Seminary at Andover in 1811. He became an ordained minister at the age of twenty-seven years old. Gallaudet, working as a traveling salesman, returned to Hartford, Connecticut where he met a prominent physician, Dr. Mason Cogswell and his daughter, Alice Cogswell. Alice Cogswell was believed to be 4 years old at the time (some say she was 9).
With her father being in the Army, Rebecca experienced many geographical and educational opportunities. In the fall of 1912 she began attending Wellesley College with intent of majoring in French and English. While attending school, she sparked a great interest in her roommate’s course in zoology. At this point, Lancefield changed her major to zoology and took as many biology courses allowed that would still allow her to obtain her B.A. Degree.
********* ********** 17 November 2011 Encyclopedia Project Dundee, Oregon In 1874, a man named William Reid made the voyage from Dundee, Scotland to Portland, Oregon with high hopes of economic success. Back in Scotland, Reid was American vice consul for five years. While acting in this role he published a pamphlet, “Oregon and Washington as Fields for Capital and Labor.” In Portland, Reid became a resident agent at Scottish bank, later organizing the Oregon and Washington Mortgage Savings Bank, then the First National Bank in Salem. Due to his work in these fields, Oregon enacted a law that authorized foreign corporations to build railroads. In 1880, immediately after this law was put into place, Reid began construction on The Oregonian
The Eisenhower’s had two sons. Doud Dwight "Icky" Eisenhower was born September 24, 1917, and died of scarlet fever on January 2, 1921, at the age of three. Their second son, John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower, was born on August 3, 1922 while they were in Panama; John served in the United States Army, retired as a brigadier general, became an author and served as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium. John, coincidentally, graduated from West Point on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Homer W. Harrell Jr. AMH 2020 Professor Giacobbe Research Paper Life and Times of Richard M. Nixon Born in Yorba Linda, California on January 9, 1913, was a young man who unknowingly would become the thirty seventh president of the United States (Gale Biography). He was born on a lemon farm. His religion came from his mother’s side of the family which was Quakers (Gale Biography). His father was Methodist but ended up taking his wife’s religion. Nixon had a rough life.
Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Charles Robert Darwin was born on 12 February 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire into a wealthy and well-connected family. His grandfather was one of the leading intellectuals of 18th century England. Darwin initially planned to pursue a career in medicine, and began studying at Edinburgh University in England, but later changed to divinity, and studied at Cambridge. This lead to him joining a five year scientific expedition on the HMS Beagle. Charles Darwin was famous for his controversial theory that animals evolved by means of natural selection.
Her story is one of determination and perseverance. Roger Arliner Young grew up in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. In 1916, she entered Howard University. In 1921, she took her first science course, under Ernest Everett Just, a prominent black biologist and head of the zoology department at Howard. Although her grades were poor, Just saw some promise and started mentoring Young.
(Rotman, 1977) Piaget continued to study the natural sciences and received his Ph.D. in Zoology from University of Neuchatel in 1918. After completing his course work, Piaget took part in research being conducted by Theodore Simon and Alfred Binet. Binet and Simon developed the Stanford-Binet Intelligence scale, which later became known as the IQ test. Piaget was intrigued by the consistently wrong answers given by children. Jean Piaget was married in 1923 and his first child was born in 1925.