Laurance Spellman Rockefeller, American industrialist (Chase Manhattan Bank), conservationist and philanthropist and founder of the American Conservation Association, was born on May 26, 1910.
Jack ("Doctor Death") Kevorkian, American physician, was born on May 26, 1928.
Sally Kristen Ride, the first American astronaut in space, was born on May 26, 1951.
Washington Augustus Roebling, American engineer and architect, who built the Allegheny Suspension Bridge (in Pennsylvania) with his father, John Augustus Roebling and directed construction of the Brooklyn Bridge (New York), was born on May 26, 1837.
Nobel Prize Winners
1857 Robert Mushet received a patent for methods of manufacturing steel.
Acoustic Wave Devices Using Plate Modes With Surface-Parallel Displacement, S. J. Martin and A. J. Ricco; Pat. No. 5,117,146; Issued: 5/26/92.
Electrically-Programmable Diffraction Grating, A. J. Ricco, M. A. Butler, M. B. Sinclair, S. D. Senturia; U.S. Patent No. 5,757,536; Issued 5/26/98.
"System and method for generating cyclic codes for error control in digital communications", US Patent 7,539,918, Issued May 26, 2009
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