Monday, October 8, 2012

26 October Knowledge History - Science, Engineering and Management

1883 - Napoleon Hill - Personal success books

1886 Birthday - Charles Eugene Bedaux

French-American efficiency engineer who developed the Bedaux plan for measuring and compensating industrial labour.

Bedaux was born in Paris in 1886 and migrated to the U.S. early in the 20th century. He is one of the pioneering contributors to the field of scientific management. Bedaux introduced the concept of rating assessment in timing work (80/60). He supported Gilbreth's introduction of  rest allowance to allow recovery from fatigue.

Bedaux Company in America and Britain. Bedaux was a great salesman of scientific management and he had instituted IE methods in 500 companies.

Charles Bedaux - Deciphering an enigma
Google Book Link - 2012 publication  Preview available

1858, a U.S. patent was issued for cycling reheated water in a washing machine, to Hamilton E. Smith of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (No. 21,909).

1984, Baby Fae became the first new-born recipient of a cross-species heart transplant.

A brief history of cross-species organ transplantation

Knowledge History of the Day - Index for the Year

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