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SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN

What “Father of New France” founded Quebec City?

Ans: SAMUEL de CHAMPLAIN

RichardByrd182

Who was the first person to fly over both the North and South Poles?

Ans: RICHARD BYRD

Jonas Salk

Who discovered the first polio vaccine?

Gregor Mendel cross-bred varieties of what plant to discover the laws of genetics?

Gregor Mendel cross-bred varieties of what plant to discover the laws of genetics?

pikes-peak

What western explorer named this Colorado mountain after himself?

Who discovered Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains of South America?

Who discovered Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains of South America?

Who invented the device for measuring earthquake intensity?

Who invented the first steam engine?

Who invented the first steam engine?

Who invented the safety razor?

Who invented the safety razor?

Who invented the first reading system for the blind?

Who flew the first hot-air balloon over France in 1783?

Who launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926?

Who launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926?

Who invented the first storage battery?

Who invented the first storage battery?

Who discovered the theory of the expanding universe?

Who discovered the theory of the expanding universe?

Explorers

  • Venetian who explored Asia Marco Polo
  • Norse explorer who first reached Greenland Eric the Red
  • Norse explorer of northeast North America, Eric the Red’s sonLeif Erickson
  • Flemish cartographer Geradus Mercator
  • Portuguese navigation instructor Henry the Navigator
  • First to go around the Cape of Good Hope Bartolomeu Dias
  • Discoverer of the New World Christopher Columbus
  • Italian map maker, coined the term “New World” Amerigo Vespucci
  • Portuguese explorer and first to reach India Vasco da Gama
  • First to see the Pacific Ocean Vasco Nuñez de Balboa
  • Aztec conqueror Hernando Cortez
  • Incan Conqueror and explorer of Peru Francisco Pizarro
  • Explorer of American southwest; searched for 7 cities of Cibola Francisco de Coronado
  • First to set foot on U.S. mainland (Florida) Ponce de Leon
  • Italian explorer who discovered Newfoundland John Cabot
  • John Cabot’s son who explored the Rio de la Plata Sebastian Cabot
  • Frenchman who founded Montreal Jacques Cartier
  • Portuguese discoverer of Brazil Pedro Cabral
  • Portuguese discoverer of California Juan Cabrillo
  • Frenchman who explored the southern Mississippi River Sieur de la Salle
  • Frenchmen who explored the length of Mississippi River Marquette & Joliet
  • First to sail into New York Harbor Giovanni da Verrazano
  • Spaniard who discovered the Mississippi River Hernando de Soto
  • The Father of New France, founded Quebec Samuel de Champlain
  • German naturalist who explored the Orinoco Friedrich Humboldt
  • Explorer of the Gambia and Niger rivers Mungo Park
  • His ship was the first to sail around the world Ferdinand Magellan
  • First Englishman to sail around the world Sir Francis Drake
  • Dutchman who explored the Pacific Abel Tasman
  • Norwegian who first navigated Northwest Passage Roald Amundsen
  • Englishman who discovered Australia and Hawaii James Cook
  • First Englishman to reach Australia William Dampier
  • Danish discoverer of Alaska and namesake strait Vitus Bering
  • Explorer of northwest Canada Alexander Mackenzie
  • Discovered the Great Salt Lake Jim Bridger
  • Englishman who discovered world’s 5th largest island William Baffin
  • Englishman who discovered source of the Nile (disputed) John Speke
  • Speke’s colleague, who spoke 29 languages Sir Richard Burton
  • First to reach North Pole, 1909 Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
  • First to reach South Pole, 1911 Roald Amundsen
  • Competitor of Amundsen, died after reaching South Pole Robert Scott
  • First to fly over North Pole Richard Byrd & Floyd Bennett
  • First to fly over South Pole Richard Byrd
  • British explorer of Antarctic James Ross
  • Scottish medical missionary to Africa David Livingstone
  • Man who found Livingstone Henry Stanley
  • Machu Picchu discoverer Hiram Bingham
  • Explored northern Louisiana Purchase territory Lewis and Clark
  • Explored southern Louisiana Purchase territory Zebulon Pike

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Discoverers

  • Oral polio vaccine Albert Sabin
  • Polio vaccine Jonas Salk
  • Photo-electric effect Albert Einstein
  • Hydrostatics Archimedes
  • Fermentation Louis Pasteur
  • DNA Francis Crick & James Watson
  • Neptune Johann Galle
  • Uranus Sir William Herschel
  • Pluto Clyde Tombaugh
  • Moons of Jupiter Galileo
  • Expanding Universe Edwin Hubble
  • Theory of relativity Albert Einstein
  • X-ray imaging Wilhelm Roentgen
  • Radium Marie and Pierre Curie
  • Penicillin Alexander Fleming
  • Cells Robert Hooke
  • Bacteria Anton van Leeuwenhoek
  • Oxygen Joseph Priestly
  • Speech center of the brain Paul Broca
  • Cause of tuberculosis and cholera Robert Koch
  • Antibodies Louis Pasteur
  • Cure of syphilis Paul Ehrlich
  • Cure for smallpox Edward Jenner
  • Cause of yellow fever Walter Reed
  • Laws of genetics Gregor Mendel
  • Insulin Banting and Best
  • Electromagnetic or radio waves Heinrich Hertz
  • Electrical resistance laws George Ohm
  • Rabies vaccine Louis Pasteur
  • Nucleus of the atom Ernest Rutherford
  • Structure of the atom Neils Bohr
  • The wreck of the Titanic Robert Ballard

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Inventors

  • AC generator Nicola Tesla
  • Adding machine Blaise Pascal
  • Air brakes George Westinghouse
  • Air conditioner Willis Carrier
  • Airplane Wright brothers
  • Alternator Chrysler Corporation
  • Aqua-lung Jacques Cousteau
  • Artificial heart Robert Jarvik
  • Barometer Evangelista Torricelli
  • Bifocal lens Ben Franklin
  • Blind reading system Louis Braille
  • Blue jeans Levi Strauss
  • Calculus Sir Isaac Newton
  • Contact lenses Adolf Frick
  • Compression-ignition engine Rudolf Diesel
  • Computer conceiver Charles Babbage
  • Cotton gin Eli Whitney
  • Cyclotron Ernest O. Lawrence
  • Cylinder locks Linus Yale
  • Dirigible airship Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Dynamite Alfred Nobel
  • Dynamo Michael Faraday
  • Earthquake intensity device Charles Richter
  • Electric toaster General Electric labs
  • Electric lamp Thomas Edison
  • Electric razor Jacob Schick
  • Electric motor Michael Faraday
  • Elevator Michael Elisha Otis
  • Eye Chart Herman Snellen
  • Fountain pen Lewis Waterman
  • Food freezing Clarence Birdseye
  • Gas burner Robert Bunsen
  • Geometry Euclid
  • Grape juice Thomas Welch
  • Gyroscope Leon Foucault
  • Hamburger J. H. Salisbury
  • Helicopter (single rotor) Igor Sikorsky
  • Hot air balloon Montgolfier brothers
  • Hybrid popcorn Orville Redenbacher
  • Ink blot test Herman Rorschach
  • Instant (Polaroid) camera Edwin Land
  • IQ test Alfred Binet
  • Kodak camera (hand-held) George Eastman
  • Lightning rod Ben Franklin
  • Liquid-fueled rocket Robert Goddard
  • Loom Joseph Marie Jacquard
  • Machine gunRichard Gatling
  • Magnifying glass Roger Bacon
  • Mechanical grain reaper Cyrus McCormick
  • Microscope (compound) Zacharias Janssen
  • Microscope (electron) Vladimir Zworykin
  • Mimeograph A. B. Dick
  • Motion picture machine Thomas Edison
  • Motion picture camera Lumiere brothers
  • Movable type Johann Gutenberg
  • Neon lights George Claude
  • Outboard engine Ole Evinrude
  • Pacemaker (cardiac) Wilson Greatbatch
  • Paper Cai Lun
  • Phonograph Thomas Edison
  • Photographic film George Eastman
  • Railroad sleeping car George Pullman
  • Refrigerator car Gustavis Swift
  • Revolver Samuel Colt
  • Rotary engine Felix Wankel
  • Safety razor King Gillette
  • Scissors Leonardo da Vinci
  • Screw Archimedes
  • Sewing machine Elias Howe
  • Spark plug Albert Champion
  • Steam engine James Watt
  • Steel making process Sir Henry Bessemer
  • Storage battery Alessandro Volta
  • Submachine gun John Thompson
  • Telegraph Samuel Morse
  • Telephone Alexander Graham Bell
  • Telescope Hans Lippershey
  • Telescope (astronomical) Galileo
  • Telescope (reflecting) Sir Isaac Newton
  • Television iconoscope Vladimir Zworykin
  • Thermometer (open column) Galileo
  • Thermometer (mercury) Gabriel Fahrenheit
  • Transistor Bell Telephone labs
  • Vulcanized rubber Charles Goodyear
  • Wireless Guglielmo Marconi
  • Zipper Whitcomb Judson


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