Eli Whitney

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United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)


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Eli Whitney, who graduated from Connecticut's Yale College in 1765, invented the cotton gin the following year.
Since then, it has inducted 38 honorary members into the Hall of Fame, including Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Eli Whitney, Squanto, Arthur Capper, George Washington Carver and Robert J.
Over the years, American inventors from Benjamin Franklin, Eli Whitney, and Robert Fulton, to Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers confronted naysayers who told them it simply couldn't be done.
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However, Eli Whitney was credited with inventing the machine and was given full title to it.
Taking the shrewd advice of a former New York prosecutor, Eli Whitney Debevoise, opponents of Democrat Upton Sinclair leveled wild charges of voter registration fraud.
Eli Whitney (1765-1825), an inventor and mechanical engineer well known for creating the cotton gin, is referred to as "the father of standardization" because he brought mass production to the United States.
If his own song lyrics are to be believed, having failed to graduate from Eli Whitney High School (which also boasts late rapper Notorious B.
Other errors are more substantive, as when the author repeats the long-discredited notion that Eli Whitney created mass-production manufacture (p.
Franz is inducted into the Hall where he will join other leaders of the agricultural industry, including Eli Whitney, John Deere, and George Washington Carver.
Eli Whitney, the inventor of the cotton gin, nearly went bankrupt protecting his work from being pirated, for example.
This outstanding series of 23 minute DVDs begins with "A History of Invention" and "Inventing in Today's World", and then continues with the stories of Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, Louis Pasteur, James Watt, Eli Whitney, and the Wright Brothers.
A cast of bright young things (Ashley Lilley, as hopeful Hope, is just 20, according to the programme) mixes it with seasoned pros ( there, as megabucks Eli Whitney, is ballroom dancing Barry Howard from Hi-Di-Hi
Most common celebrity names in crossword puzzles: ELLA Fitzgerald, ESTEE Lauder, ERLE Stanley Gardner, ELI Whitney, Leon URIS, ERMA Bombeck and Clifford ODETS.