February Famous Birthdays

Created Sunday, 18 January 2009 17:21

Birthdays to Remember in February

William Henry Fox Talbot, who was born on February 11, 1800, was a photography pioneer. He invented the negative/positive process a negative image that could be the basis for many positive prints.

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who was born on February 13, 1884, is most famous for inventing the Erector Set, a construction toy. He was given the name The Man Who Saved Christmas  a negative image that could be the basis for many positive prints. Alfred Carlton Gilbert, who was born on February 13, 1884, is most famous for inventing the Erector Set, a construction toy. He was given the name The Man Who Saved Christmas after he successfully fought a ban on toy production in the U.S. during World War I.

The man who invented the Qwerty keyboard was born on February 14, 1819. Christopher Sholes’s keyboard solved the jamming problem that resulted from the typewriter’s mechanical parts clashing when commonly used letters were quickly typed one after the other.

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