Born: Feb 14, 1819 · Mooresburg, PA
Died: Feb 17, 1890 · Milwaukee, WI
Inventions: QWERTY · Sholes and Glidden typewriter
Siblings: Charles Sholes (Brother)
Parents: Catherine Sholes (Mother) · Orrin Sholes (Father)
Buried: Forest Home CemeteryHighlights
- 1837: After completing his apprenticeship, Sholes moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1837, and later to Southport, Wisconsin (present-day Kenosha).
- 1845: In 1845, Sholes was working as editor of the Southport Telegraph, a small newspaper in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
- 1867: Further inspiration came in July 1867, when Sholes came across a short note in Scientific American describing the “Pterotype”, a prototype typewriter that had been invented by John Pratt.
- 1890: Sholes died on February 17, 1890 after battling tuberculosis for nine years, and is buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Born: Nov 22, 1898 · Grand Saline, TX
Died: Aug 15, 1935 · Barrow, AK
Spouse: Mae Laine (m. 1927)
Movies: Air Hawks
Parents: William Francis Post · Mae Quinlan PostHighlights
- 1921: He was arrested in 1921 and sent to the Oklahoma State Reformatory.
- 1927: Wiley Post married Mae Laine on June 27, 1927.
- 1930: Post was the personal pilot of wealthy Oklahoma oilmen Powell Briscoe and F.C. Hall in 1930 when Hall bought a high-wing, single-engine Lockheed Vega, one of the most famous record-breaking aircraft of the early 1930s.
- 1933: In 1933, he repeated his flight around the world, this time using the auto-pilot and compass in place of his navigator and becoming the first to accomplish the feat alone.
- 1935: In 1935 Post became interested in surveying a mail-and-passenger air route from the West Coast of the United States to Russia.
- 1935: On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post’s aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.