December 15

Also Born on December 15

Who Shares Your Birthday?

Select month and date:

The Day You Were Born

What happened the day you were born?
Select month and date:

The Year You Were Born

What happened the year you were born?
Enter the year:
 
Gustave Eiffel
1832–1923, French engineer.

A noted constructor of bridges and viaducts, he also designed the Eiffel Tower and the internal structure of the Statue of Liberty (see Liberty, Statue of. He was initially charged with corruption in the 1888 scandal of Ferdinand de Lesseps's failed Panama Canal project, but was cleared of all wrongdoing by a French appeals court in 1893. Nonetheless, he withdrew from commercial life and spent the rest of his years studying aerodynamics.

Bibliography:

See his The Resistance of the Air (1913, tr. 1913).


Yesterday's Birthdays  |  Tomorrow's Birthdays

Who2. Copyright © 1998-2006 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

RSS Feed Add to My Yahoo! Add to Google Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online