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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Marion Dewitt Green was born in El Dorado, Arkansas back in 1929to Mickinley and Lucy.  In 1937, the family moved to Lansing Michigan.  He joined the United States Air Force, flying the SA-16 Albatross with the 26th Air Rescue Squadron, based in Tokyo, Japan.  He was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame.In 1957, while on leave he applied for a pilot’s position with Continental Airlines.  He was invited for an interview but was passed over while another 5 applicants were accepted.  He appealed the decision which ultimately ended up at the United States Supreme court.  The court ruled in favor of Marion.What you may not know about Marion is that he was he first African-American to be hired as a pilot for Continental Airlines.  He rose through the ranks to captain in 1966.  He ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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George Franklin Grant was born in Oswego, New York back in 1846 to Phillis and Elandor.  I don’t have any information as to his upbringing, but I can tell you he entered the Harvard School of Dental medicine in 1868 and graduated in 1870. After graduation, he worked for Harvard in the department of mechanical dentistry make him Harvard University’s first African-American faculty member.  He was a founding member and later president of the Harvard Odonatological Society.  He died in 1910 he was 63.What you may not know about George is that he was also an inventor.  He was granted patent number 638,920 for something I use on a weekly basis, the modern golf “T”. Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Archibald Gracie IV was born in Mobile, Alabama back in 1858.  He attended the St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, later attending the United States Military Academy, becoming a colonel of the 7th New York Militia.  Because his father served in the military seeing battle at the Battle of Chickamauga and later killed in action during the Siege of Petersburg, he spent several years researching the battle. His research turned into a book, The Truth about Chickamauga, published in 1911.  He travelled to Europe in1912, returning later that year aboard the RMS Titanic.  He survived the sinking by climbing onto an overturned lifeboat. He returned to New York where he started writing about the tragedy but never finished it.  He never fully recovered from the ordeal, as a diabetic he su...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Günszberg Dénes was born in Budapest, Hungary back in 1900 to Gunszberg and Jakobovits. In 1902, the family changed their surname to Gabor. In 1918, the family converted to Lutheranism although he considered himself agnostic. During WWI, he served with the Hungarian artillery. He studied engineering at the Technical University of Budapest and later at the Technical University of Berlin.In 1933, he fled Nazi Germany making it to Rugby, Warwickshire working for the British Thomson-Houston Company. In 1948, he moved to be a professor at the Imperial College, London. He died in a nursing home in South Kensington, London in 1979.What you may not know about Dennis Gabor (the name he took when the family changed it from Denes to Gabor), is that he invented holography, for his invention he rece...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Peter Florjančič was born in Bled, Kingdom of Yugoslavia back in 1919. When he was sixteen, he was the youngest member of the Yugoslav skiing team. In 1943, during the Nazi occupation of Slovenia fearing he would be called to serve the German Army he and a friend decided to take a skiing trip to Kitzbuehel, Austria.He was able to fake his own death, escaping over the border into Switzerland. The Germans caught up to him and placed him in an internment camp. While there he invented a loom that was used to help disabled servicemen. After the war in 1950, he moved to Monte Carlo where he invented the perfume atomizer. He has lived in Monaco, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. He has also invented some plastic ice skates, the plastic zipper (1948). He invented the first airbag (1957),...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Pedro Edralin Flores was born in the Philippines back in 1896. He moved to the United States in 1915 settling in San Francisco where he attend the High School of Commerce. He studied law at the University of California, Berkeley and the Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. While attending college he worked at odd-jobs to make a living.While working as a bellboy he read an article that forever changed his life. He remembered playing with a bandalore while in the Philippines. So, in 1928 he opened up a business selling his invention until 1932 when a comparator bought him out for the hefty sum of $750,000.00. having enough money to live comfortably he continued to travel working for the company that bought him out, giving demonstrations on how to use the invention. He died in 1964. W...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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John Flamsteed was born in Denby, Derbyshire, England back in 1646 to Stephen and Mary. He received his education at the free school of Derby. After graduation, he continued his education at the Jesus College in Cambridge. He was fascinated with mathematics and astronomy.He arrived in London in 1675, where he was appointed by royal warrant as “The King’s Astronomical Observer”, a first for England. In 1676, he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society. He held the office as The King’s Astronomical Observer until his death in 1719, he was 73.What you may not know about John is he was the first person to record the planet Uranus. He also laid the foundation stone for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Ezra Hasbrouck was born in Coxsackie, New York back in 1865 to Roswell and Margaretta. Sorry but I don’t have any information other than shortly after his birth his mother died. He married Sarah in 1897. For a short time, he was a real estate developer in Kingston, New York. By all accounts he was restless and sitting behind a desk did not work for him.What he did enjoy was the outdoors, fishing in the Catskills, climbing the Adirondacks were just a few things he enjoyed. When David opened a store, Ezra was one of his most devoted customers. In 1900, he bought a major share in that store. By 1907, David and Ezra did not get along so David sold the store to Ezra and as they say the rest is history. Any clue on who I am writing about yet? Ezra died in Santa Barbara, California in 1930, he...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti was born in Senigallia, Italy back in 1792. He was educated at the Piarist College in Volterra and Rome. He entered the Papal Noble Guard in 1815, but soon dismissed due to an epileptic seizure. He continued his theological studies and was ordained a priest in 1819.In 1823, he was sent as Auditor to Chile and Peru. When he returned ho Pope Leo XII appointed him head of the hospital of San Michele in Rome and canon of Santa Marin in Via Lata. As he rose through the ranks he was appointed Archbishop of Spoleto in 1827, he was 35. In 1846, he was made Pope of the Catholic Church a position which he held for over 31 years. He holds the record for the longest serving Pope in history. While you may not know the name Giovanni for my Catholic friends you surely kn...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Margaret Anne Fellman was born in Crawley, Western Australia back in 1921 to Herbert and Ethel. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Australia in 1943. She continued her education at the Perth Technical College passing the exam for Registration as an Architect in 1945. She was the first female cadet in the Public Works Department of Western Australia, receiving a British Council scholarship in 1948. In 1950, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma at the University of Durham. Afterwards she returned to Perth opening a practice in architecture. A founding member of the National Trust of Australia, she also became the Commission of the Australian Heritage Commission in 1976. She died in 2013, she was 92.What you may not know about Margaret is that she...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Anthony James Fairbrother was born in Coventry, England back in 1926. He was educated at Bablake School and at the Melton Mowbray Grammar School. He continued his education at the e Havilland Aeronautical Technical School. After graduation, he worked in the design and aerodynamics depart for de Havilland.In 1948, he joined the company’s new flight test department.   He rose through the ranks to head the de Havilland flight development team based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire for the next 30 years before retiring. He died in 2004, he was 78.What you may not know about Anthony (Tony) is that he was the first flight-test engineer on the maiden flight of the de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1, the world’s first jet airliner, in 1949.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the fre...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Edward Egan was born in Queens, New York back in 1930, he was orphaned at 12 raised by his grandmother. In 1947, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After his discharge, he played baseball for the New York Yankees Triple-A club, however in 1950 he was recalled to active duty for the Korean War. After his second discharge, he joined the New York City Police Department in 1955.His career spanned some 15 years with over 8,000 arrests. He retired in 1971 and worked as a full-time actor playing mainly law enforcement roles in more than 20 movies and television series. In 1984, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He died of colon cancer at the University of Miami Cancer Center in 1995.What you may not know about Edward is that along with his partner Sonny Grosso they broke up an organ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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William Crawford Eddy was born in Saratoga Springs, New York back in 1902. He graduated from the New York Military Academy before receiving an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. With minimal hearing, he worked around it by “reading lips”. After graduation, he was assigned to the USS Cincinnati.In 1930, he was sent to the Naval Submarine Base New London. He qualified as a submarine commander remaining at New London. His hearing loss came to light and was forced into a disability retirement in 1934. In 1937, he worked at RCA, where he applied for 43 patents. In 1941, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor he took the night train to Washington, D.C. where he was reinstated to the Navy. What you may not know about William is that he was responsible for developing underwater ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Charles Edgar Duryea was born in Canton, Illinois back in 1861 to George and Melvina. I don’t have any information about his childhood, but what I can tell you is that Charles and his brother Frank built bicycles. What Charles and Frank are famous for happened on September 21, 1893, more on that in a moment.He died in Philadelphia in 1938, he was 76. During his lifetime, he was involved in a lot of firsts, so let’s get to it. In 1893, he road-tested the first-ever working American gasoline-powered automobile. In 1895, one of his vehicles won America’s first car race, beating out Mercedes Benz vehicles from Germany. In 1896, Charles and his brother frank produced 13 cars by hand, making them the first-ever commercially produced vehicle and the largest automobile factory in the United Sta...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Ann Elizabeth Dunwoody was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia back in 1953 to Harold and Elizabeth. She graduated from the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe American High School in 1971. When she was 5 she wanted nothing more than to be a nurse or doctor. After graduating, she enrolled at the State University of New York College at Cortland graduating with a degree in physical education in 1975.That same year she joined the U.S. Women’s Army Corps commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps where she learned to jump from planes. In her 37 years of service to this Republic she had many different assignments, continuing to rise through the ranks. While serving she had many first for women. She was the first to command a battalion in the 82nd Airborne Division, the firs...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Slawa Duldig was born in Horocko, Poland back in 1901 to Nathan and Antonia. In 1911, the family moved to Vienna, Austria where she attend a convent school. After graduation, she received training at the Viennese School for Women and Girls. She continued her education graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in 1929.In 1939, following the annexation of Austria by Germany they moved to Switzerland. In 1940, they were expelled from Switzerland arriving in England where they remained until 1942. They moved again to Melbourne, Australia where they remained for the rest of their lives. She found work at the St. Catherine’s Girls School where she remained for 16 years. She died in 1975.What you may not know about Slawa is that she was also an inventor. She invented the first collapsib...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Stefan Drezewlecki was born in Podolia, Russian Empire back in 1844. He was sent to Paris, France to avoid the partitioned Poland to complete his education. However, during the January Uprising he returned to take part in the uprising. He returned to Paris to finish his education. While in Paris he invented the first meter used for measuring the distance for taxicabs.He returned to Saint Petersburg in 1873 where he worked as a mechanical engineer. His specialty was mainly concentrated around the aviation and ship building industry. What you may not know about Stefan is that he developed a method for the manufacture of ship and plane propellers, presented the general theory for screw-propeller thrush, devised a torpedo-launching system and made an instrument that drew the precise routes ...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Doris Miller as born in Waco, Texas (Ms. Kathy, you should know this one), back in 1919 to Connery and Henrietta. He attended A.J. Moore High School in Waco, but dropped out in the 8th grade. Just before his 20th birthday he enlisted in the United States Navy, taking his training at the Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia.He was assigned to the Battleship West Virginia in 1940, where he started competition boxing, becoming the ship’s heavyweight champion. Of course, he was on duty on December 7th, 1941. when the Battle Stations alarm went off he went to his battle station, where he served with distinction. For his actions, he was awarded the Navy Cross. As far as I can find he was the only African-American recognized for his actions during the attack. He was featured on a 1943 Nav...
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
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Christian Andreas was born in Salzburg, Austria back in 1803. After graduating from high school, he studied mathematics and physics at the Imperial-Royal Polytechnic Institute in Salzburg. In 1835, he worked for the Prague Polytechnic University in Prague. He published an article on the observed frequency of a sound wave and the relative speed of the source.Due to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, he fled to Vienna, where he was appointed head of the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Vienna. He died in 1853, he was 49.What you may not know about Christian Andreas Doppler is that his theory and mathematical formula is still in use to this day. When I was in law enforcement we called the radar unit “The Doppler”, so when you get stopped for speeding you can thank Chr...
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Edouard-Gaston Deville was born in La Charite, France back in 1849. He attended the naval school, served in the French navy, conducting hydrographic surveys in the South Sea Islands and Peru. He moved to Canada in 1874. He started working as a surveyor and astronomer in Quebec, Canada in 1875 advancing to earning the rare designation of Dominion Topographic Surveyor by 1880. He was the Surveyor General of Canada from 1885 until his death in 1924. Under his direction roughly some 52,000 square miles of Canada were surveyed. What you may not know about Edouard is that he was the first person to perfect a practical method of photogrammetry or the making of maps based on photography. He also is credited for designing a rugged, lightweight camera. With the arrival of fixed-wing aircraft they...

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