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September 21, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance in...also in this article
Governor / 1947 -
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made a run for the Republican nomination in the 2008 presidential election, losing to John McCain. He made another run for the presidency in 2012, but was defeated by President Barack Obama.
Biblical Figure / 6 - 30
Jesus founded Christianity, one of the world’s most influential religions. His teachings and life are recorded in the Bible’s New Testament and emulated by Christians all over the world.
January 7, 2013 by Andrew Cannizzaro
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers...
February 14, 2012 by Leila Taha
African-Americans have faced many obstacles over the course of history, but this hasn't stopped bright, innovative individuals from developing inventions that have...also in this article
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher / 1877 - 1963
Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his many patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, and an improved sewing machine and traffic signal.
Physicist / 1939 -
Scientist George Carruthers created inventions, such as the ultraviolet camera, or spectograph, which was used by NASA in the 1972 Apollo 16 flight, revealing the mysteries of space and the Earth's atmosphere.
Guest ContributorSeptember 18, 2012 by B. Myint
Whether you call them visionaries, iconoclasts, or just plain nerds, the 21st century has been ushered in by a new breed of geeks—individuals whose brilliance has...also in this article
March 27, 2013 by Thad Morgan
Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach is best known for creating his famous "Rorschach Inkblot Test" that analyzes patients through what they see in the patterns...also in this article
August 22, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Nikola Tesla—does that name ring a bell? Or to be more fitting—spark an alternating current, perhaps? If you’re not too familiar with Tesla, it wouldn’t be the biggest...also in this article
Engineer, Inventor / 1856 - 1943Serbian-American inventor Nikola Telsa developed the alternating-current electrical system that's widely used today, and discovered the rotating magnetic field (the basis of most AC machinery).
Entrepreneur, Inventor / 1847 - 1931
Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb, the telephone and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.