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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Theodore Harold Maiman was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1927 to Abraham and Rose.  Still a youngster the family moved to Denver, Colorado.  In his teens he earned money by repairing electric appliances and radios.  At 17 he was employed as a junior engineer with the National Union Radio Company.During World War II he served in the United States Navy.  After being discharged, he earned a B.S. in engineering physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He continued his education at Stanford University earning a M.S. in electrical engineering in 1951 and a Ph.D. in physics in 1955.  In 1956, he started working for the Atomic Physics Department of Hughes Aircraft Company.  he died in 2007, he was 79.What you may not know about Theodore is that he was also an inventor.  In 1...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts back in 1845.  At a young age she was a devout Baptist and churchgoer.  When she was 10 she was admitted to the Philips School in Boston.  She never completed school and left in the fourth grade.  When she was 18 she started a 16-month training program at the newly opened New England Hospital for Women and Children.Out of all the students there was only three women to pass and Mary was one of them.  After graduation, she worked for many years as a private care nurse, earning her a distinguished reputation.  From 1911-12 she served as director of the Howard Orphan Asylum in Kings Park, New York.  In 1896, she became one of the original members of the Nurses Associated Alumnae of the United States and Canada.  She was also a strong ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Richard James Lundy was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan back in 1907 to James and Minnie.  When he was 10 his parents separated and he moved with his mother to Port Huron, where his mother worked as a waitress.  He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1920s.In 1929, he began working at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, first assigned to the ink and paint department.  In September of that year he transferred to the animation department as an inbetweener.  In 1930, he was promoted to animator, becoming the studio’s dance specialist, animating many of the musical number in early Disney shorts.  He worked on Three Little Pigs, Orphan’s Benefit and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In 1943, he left Disney and worked for Walter Lantz Productions later becoming a director.  He died in 1990, he ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Carmen Maria Lozano was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her primary and secondary education in San Juan.  In 1944, she graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing.  Later that year she applied to become an Army nurse, she was only one of thirteen women selected.She was sworn in and assigned to the General Hospital at Fort Brooke.  In 1945, she was assigned to the 359th Station Hospital at Fort Read, in Trinidad, West Indies.  While stationed in Trinidad she started taking correspondence courses from Louisiana State University.  She married Joseph in Trinidad.After the war, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland putting her studies on hold for the net eighteen years giving birth to seven children.  She completed her education at Northeastern University, as well as a ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Edwin Albert Link was born in Huntington, Indiana back in 1904 to Edwin and Katherine.  The family moved to Binghamton, New York in 1910.  He graduated for Binghamton Central High School.  He took his first flying lesson in 1920.  By 1927, he had his own Cessna and eked out a living barnstorming, providing charter flying and giving lessons.He married Marion Clayton in 1931.  Finally, in 1934, the United States Army Air Corps bought six of his inventions and as the say the rest is history.  What you may not know about Edwin is that he obtained more than 27 patents for the aeronautics, navigation and oceanographic industries.  Maybe you’ve heard about a few of them.  He invented the flight simulator which was what the United States Army Air Corps bought back in 1934, he was a pioneer in u...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Guy Maynard Liddell was born in London, England back in 1892 to Augustus and Emily.  He studied in Germany for a career as a professional musician.  When WWI began he joined the Honorable Artillery Company as a private.  He was commissioned and served with the Royal Field Artillery, being awarded the Military Cross.  After the war he joined Scotland Yard where he was involved in breaking a spy ring based around the All Russian Cooperative Society.  In 1931, he transferred to MI5 becoming an expert on Soviet subversive activities.  When WWII started Prime Minister, Winston Churchill promoted Guy to Director of B Division, in charge of counter-espionage.  In June of 1940, he met with U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., naming Tyler Kent as a suspected German involved in a spy-ring base...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
August Uno Lamm was born in Gothenbury, Sweden back in 1904 to Fredrik and Aino.  He obtained his master’s degree at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1927.  He had a short time in compulsory military service, he joined the General Swedish Electrical Limited Company.In 1929, he was made manager of the project to develop a high-voltage mercury arc valve.  In 1943 he obtained his Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology.  It took twenty years of development work to produce a valve with then necessary rating for HVDC (high-voltage direct current).  He died in1989, he was 85.What you may not know about August is that he is considered “The Father of High Voltage Direct Current” power transmission.  In 1955, he was made head of the General Swedish Electrical Limited Co...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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K'ung Te-ch'eng was born in Oufu, Shandong back in 1920 to Kong and Wang.  Shortly after his birth he was appointed Duke Yansheng by President Xu Shichang in accordance to tradition.  He was the last man to be granted the title when the title was abolished by the Nationalist Government in 1935.When the Japanese invasion of China took place, he fled to Hankou.  The Japanese offered him the ruler of China, however he denied that statement.  He was a member of the National Assembly of the Republic of China from 1946 to 1991.  He helped draft the 1947 Constitution of the Republic of China.  He was a senior adviser to the Preside of the Republic of China from 1948 to 2000.  He died in 2008, he was 88.What you may not know about K'ung, is that he was the 77th generational descendant of Confuc...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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John Henry Knight was born in Farnham, Surrey, England back in 1847 to John and Mary.  His father died when he was nine, but bequeathed him “The Anchor Inn, in Normandy when he was twenty-one.  In 1851, he was training as an engineer, where he developed an enthusiasm for steam powered transportation.He opened up his own engineering works on West Street Farnham.  In 1895, he was issued a citation by the Superintendent of Police for using a locomotive without a license.  He was fined half a crown in a hearing later that month.  His invention is currently on display at the National Motor Museum.If you haven’t figured out by now John invented Britain’s first gasoline-powered motor vehicle.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Gregory Dimitri Gadson was born in Chesapeake, Virginia back in 1966. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York graduating in 1989. He hold a master’s degree from Webster University and another master’s degree from Georgetown University. You can tell he is way beyond me. Anyway, he is also a graduate from the Command and General Staff College and the Advanced Field Artillery Officers Course. He was deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was Chief of Operations for North, Bosnia-Herzegovina. In May 2007, while returning from a memorial service for two soldiers from his brigade, he was injured by a roadside bomb in Baghdad, losing both of his legs and his right arm. What you may not know about Gregory is that he was also in the movie Battleship and the amp...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Evaristo Conrado Engelberg was born in Piracicaba, San Paulo, Empire of Brazil back in 1853 to German immigrants. In 1885, he was constructing a water wheel when he noticed something that changed his life forever. He patented his invention with his partner Earl Siciliano opening up for business in Piracicaba.In 1890, he was appointed a member of the Parisian Academy of Inventors and awarded a gold medal for his invention. In 1888, he opened up his first manufacturing plant in the United States, that company is still in operation today. His invention with improvements of course is still in demand throughout the world.Now you may be asking yourself what did Evaristo invent, well he invented the huller. It is a machine used to remove the chaff (the outer husks) of rice and coffee beans. It...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Henry Talmage “Hammerin’ Hank” Elrod was born in Turner County, Georgia back in 1905. He attended the University of Georgia and Yale before joining the United States Marine Corps in 1927. He spent a year at the Marine Corps Basic School in Philadelphia as a student aviator. In 1935, he earned his wings and was transferred to the Marine Corps Base Quantico serving until 1938 as the squadron’s school personnel and welfare officer.On December 4, 1941, he flew to Wake Island. Just 8 days later he became the first man to sink a warship, the Japanese destroyer Kisaragi. After the destruction of all the U.S. on Wake Island he organized the remaining troops into a beach defense unit which repulsed repeated Japanese attacks. He was killed in action on December 23, 1941 while protecting his men w...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Kate Milligan Evans was born in Abingdon, Berkshire. England back in 1857. In 1862, her family moved from England to New Zealand. She attended the Auckland College and Grammar School. She continued her education at the University of New Zealand graduating in 1877 with a Bachelor of Arts.She was the founding principal for the Nelson College for Girls in 1883. She married in 1890 and resigned shortly afterward. What you may not know about Kate Evans Edger is that she was the first woman in New Zealand to get a university degree. She died in 1935. In 2017, she was chosen as one of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s “150 Women in 150 Words” project.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today 
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Richard E. Davis was born in Joplin, Missouri back in 1926. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1944. He was a piano child prodigy composing many jazz and blues numbers.   After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and was discharged after the war ended. He attended Washburn University, Columbia University and Colorado College. He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas in 1954.He was a Board-Certified Adult and Child Psychiatrist. He served as the Board Examiner in Psychiatry and Neurology from 1972-1986. In a publication in the American Journal of Psychiatry he identified Manic-Depressive (Bi-polar) syndrome in childhood and its treatment. In 1977, he moved to Kansas City to pursue his other interest in the culinary. He combined several ingredients selling over 3,...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Frank Benjamin Colton was born in Poland back in 1923, he immigrated to the United States in 1934. He attended Northwestern University graduating with a B.S. and M.S in 1945 and 1946 respectively. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1950. He was a research fellow at the Mayo Foundation from 1949 to 1951. In 1951, he joined Searle as a senior research chemist. It was just a short year later the synthesized an isomer and combined it with another chemical. His findings were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1956, and as they say the rest is history. He retired from Searle in 1986, being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1988. He died in 2003.What you may not know about Frank is that he synthesized the first oral contraceptive marketed...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Anne Hill Carter was born in Charles City, Virginia back in 1773 to Charles and Anne. Her family was wealthy and she lived as a Southern Belle. In 1793, she married Henry moving to northern Virginia. Six children were born to this marriage. Due to bad investments Henry was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1809.Henry was forced to leave his wife and family moving to the Caribbean he attempted to recuperate however he died in 1818 leaving Anne a middle-class widow. She was left to raise the children for the next eleven years before she passed.So, Anne married Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. Her fourth son Robert Edward Lee, Confederate General married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington. Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Thomas Bladen Capel was born in London, England back in 1776 to William and Harriet. At the tender age of 5 years 7 months old he served on the HMS Phaeton, which was common in those days. This insured him the possibility to rise rapidly through the ranks before actually going to sea.I’m not going to write about all the ships he served upon, but I can tell you he joined the flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson in 1798. For his action during the Battle of the Nile, he was presented the sword of the senior, surviving French admiral. Later on, that same year he was promoted to Captain. In 1847, he was promoted to full admiral, he died at his home in 1853.What you may not know about Thomas is that he served in the Royal Navy for 70 years, he distinguished himself in service during th...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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James Francis was born in Cleveland, Ohio back in 1920. He was attending Oberlin College before receiving an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated in 1942, completing the Academy in three years due to an accelerated wartime curriculum.He was assigned to the Naval Submarine School in New London.He served on the USS Jack for three years. For his service, he was awarded two Silver Stars and two Bronze Star Medals. After the war, he served at the Submarine School as an instructor. In 1952, he was assigned as the executive officer aboard the USS Harder. Later he became the commanding officer of the USS Trigger.Later on, he was given command of the USS Skate, the third nuclear powered submarine. He rose through the ranks to vice admiral given the command as superintende...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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Charles Brunier was born in Paris back in 1901. I do not have any information on Charles until 1918 when he was wounded in action while serving in Syria. He received the Croix de Guerre for saving a lieutenant’s life during WWI. In 1923, he was convicted of murder and armed robbery sent to a penal colony off the coast of French Guiana. He escaped to Mexico when WWII started where he joined the Free French Forces serving as a fighter pilot. He saw action in the Battle of the Caribbean for two years before transferring to the infantry. He served under Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque and Charles de Gaulle who personally decorated him. What you may not know about Charles is that after the war he was imprisoned again but released due in recognition of his service to his country. He moved in...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
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William Strickland was born in Yorkshire, England date unknown. When he was a young man he sailed to the New World as one of Sebastian Cabot’s lieutenants. Apparently, he was an accomplished man as a coat of arms with certain insignias which of course is the rest of the story.He returned to Yorkshire in 1542, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1558, he was elected to the Parliament of England as a Member of Parliament for Scarborough. He proved to be an able advocate of the Puritan cause as he earned such nicknames as “Strickland the Stinger. What you may not know about William is that he is credited with introducing the turkey into England. That coat of arms included a turkey-cock (male turkey) on it. Bet ya didn’t know that one, did you? Until tomorrow smile, it will make ...
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