Sometimes people don’t get the credit they deserve and history tends to move on leaving them behind. So we’re refreshing everyone’s memory and counting down some very important people everyone should be aware of.
1. Willis Carrier, The Man Who Invented Air Conditioning
This person has made the lives of billions of people across the planet so much easier. Remember to thank him next time you turn your air conditioning system on.
2. Dr. Charles Drew Pioneered The Storage Of Blood
Blood transfusion was a groundbreaking discovery for the soldiers during the world war. The problem was storing it, Dr. Charles Drew was one of the very important people who was instrumental in refining the process of storing blood.
3. Lewis Howard Latimer
Lewis Howard Latimer is one of the many important people probably never heard about. Not only did he work on the telephone with Alexander Graham Bell, but he also came up with longer lasting carbon filament which is used in light bulbs.
4. The “Edison Lady” Beulah Louis Henry
Responsible for over 100 Inventions and the owner of 49 patents in the US for appliances such as the hair curler, vacuum sealed ice cream freezer, bobbin less sewing machine, etc.
5. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, The Father Of Microbiology
Using his custom microscope, Antonie was able to observe microscopic organisms such as bacteria and sperm. The problem was nobody believed him as he was uneducated and secretive. It took almost a century for his findings to be verified.
6. Nicholas Winton, The Unsung Hero
Nicholas secretly saved more than six hundred Czech kids during WW II. His heroism went unnoticed for several decades and was only discovered after his wife discovered his scrapbook which had details about all the children he had saved.
7. Frances Glessner Lee, The Godmother Of Forensic Science
She is the woman who made catching criminals with their fingerprints possible. And also all the CSI shows.
8. Nancy Grace Roman
Nancy is one smart woman and one of the smartest important people on the planet who realized that space’s lack of atmosphere would make it easier for us to astronomic observations. The Hubble telescope is her brainchild. Pretty cool right?
9. Margaret Hamilton Helped Us Get To The Moon With Her Coding Skills
She’s literally the reason computer software engineering is what it is today. She and her team wrote all that code which helped us put men on the moon!
10. Kitty O’Brien Joyner Made It Possible For Females To Become Engineers.
One of the most important people in feminist history is Kitty who filed a lawsuit against the University of Virginia to enrol in an all-male engineering course and won. Building a path for future female engineers all over the world.