Top Ten Things to Know About Johann Gutenberg Johann Gutenberg, a German goldsmith and printer, is credited with being the first European to use movable type printing. In 1439, he became the global inventor of the mechanical printing press. He... ... Continue reading Johann Gutenberg.
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Top Ten Things to Know About Adam Smith Adam Smith may be the most famous economist and economic theorist of all time. His theories have influenced the way economic markets all over the world have functioned for many, many years.... ... Continue reading Adam Smith.
Top Ten Things to Know About Jonas Salk Jonas Salk, best known for his creation of the polio vaccine, also created the Salk vaccine. Salk has been honored and awarded for his discovery of a "killed virus" vaccine that would... ... Continue reading Jonas Salk.
Top Ten Things to Know About Walter Philip Reuther Walter Philip Reuther was an American labor union leader for the United Automobile Workers. His leadership was not only influential to those in the auto industry, but his influence spilled over... ... Continue reading Walter Philip Reuther.
Top Ten Things to Know About Tim Berners-Lee Tim Berners-Lee is responsible for the software design and organization of the World Wide Web as we know it. Berners-Lee remains a strong advocate of allowing anyone who wishes to be able... ... Continue reading Tim Berners-Lee.
Top Ten Things to Know About Thomas John Watson Thomas John Watson was the American president of IBM, International Business Machines, and was responsible for overseeing the growth of the company on an international scale for thirty years. 1. Man... ... Continue reading Thomas John Watson.
Top Ten Things to Know About Sam Walton Sam Walton is the founder of retail giant, Wal-Mart. Walton started with a chain of about 15 stores and jumped on the discount retail bandwagon in the sixties with great success. In... ... Continue reading Sam Walton.
Top Ten Things to Know About Charles "Lucky" Luciano Charles "Lucky" Luciano, a well-known Sicilian mobster, is considered the father of modern organized crime due to his involvement in the heroin trade. His influence reached international scale. 1. Bootlegging Moonshine... ... Continue reading Charles "Lucky" Luciano.
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Top Ten Things to Know About John Maynard Keynes John Maynard Keynes was one of the most famous economists and economic theorists of all time. He invented some theories that still govern modern economics and his ideas can be found... ... Continue reading John Maynard Keynes.