Today in Industrialist History

Historical Events

  • 1847-10-01 German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1685-01-07 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • 1720-01-30 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
  • 1768-05-03 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (d. 1838)
  • 1768-06-09 Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)
  • 1790-04-30 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
  • 1791-02-12 Peter Cooper, industrialist/philanthropist (Cooper Union)
  • 1795-05-07 Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)
  • 1795-12-22 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
  • 1801-03-23 Peterus D Regout, Dutch industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht)
  • 1812-09-12 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1814-07-19 Samuel Colt, Hartford Connecticut, US inventor/industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1814-08-10 Henri Nestlé, Swiss industrialist (d. 1890)
  • 1816-06-19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1822-02-09 Charles T Stork, Dutch industrialist
  • 1823-06-30 Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, Indian industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1826-12-08 Friedrich Siemens, German industrialist
  • 1827-08-22 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman, industrialist and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1829-03-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)
  • 1833-03-09 Frederick A. Schroeder, tobacco industrialist and mayor of Brooklyn (d. 1899)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1835-11-25 Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1836-03-30 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German industrialist/politician
  • 1838-12-11 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)
  • 1839-03-03 Jamsetji Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1904)
  • 1840-03-16 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
  • 1842-06-11 Carl von Linde, German engineer and industrialist (d. 1934)
  • 1842-12-03 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1843-11-25 Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1853-01-16 Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin
  • 1855-05-08 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1858-02-28 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
  • 1860-12-31 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)
  • 1861-09-23 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • 1861-09-30 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)
  • 1863-06-04 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1863-07-30 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan (d. 1947)

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1866-05-05 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (d. 1938)
  • 1866-08-13 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1868-12-20 Harvey Firestone, Columbiana Ohio, Industrialist and founder of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company ("where the rubber meets the road"), (d. 1938)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1870-12-25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
  • 1880-06-21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1881-01-13 Essington Lewis, Australian industrialist (d. 1961)
  • 1882-04-28 Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1882-05-09 Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1883-12-27 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1891-03-12 George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • 1894-04-10 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist (d. 1983)
  • 1894-11-27 Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
  • 1895-01-04 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1898-05-21 Armand Hammer, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-03-14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-13 Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1901-09-04 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1904-07-29 J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
  • 1907-02-06 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor
  • 1908-04-11 Masura Ibuka, industrialist
  • 1908-06-30 Monica Maurice, industrialist
  • 1908-09-01 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist
  • 1909-08-10 Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
  • 1910-02-12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)
  • 1911-01-29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1914-03-22 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], Plymouth, Devon, English industrialist
  • 1914-12-25 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (d. 2007)
  • 1916-05-08 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist
  • 1917-12-27 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • 1920-01-07 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
  • 1920-07-08 Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish industrialist (Lego Group) (d. 1995)
  • 1921-04-13 Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, industrialist
  • 1922-01-20 Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
  • 1923-05-11 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1927-02-02 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1931-08-20 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th)
  • 1931-11-13 Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)
  • 1934-05-10 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934-12-14 Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist
  • 1937-12-28 Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1939-10-05 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-born Canadian industrialist
  • 1942-01-09 Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • 1943-03-02 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • 1944-09-04 Christopher Needler, English sand industrialist (TCG Materials)
  • 1944-11-14 Aditya Biria, industrialist
  • 1950-06-15 Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
  • 1957-11-06 Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • 1970-05-30 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1856-06-05 Industrialist Samuel Colt (41) weds philanthropist Elizabeth Hart Jarvis (29)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

HeartWedding of Interest

1888-04-11 Industrialist Henry Ford (24) weds Clara Jane Bryant (22) in Greenfield Township, Michigan

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

HeartWedding of Interest

1907-04-08 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (24) weds Bess Fosburgh in Boston, Massachusetts

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

1928-03-06 Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler

Famous Deaths

  • 1652-06-19 Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
  • 1761-06-02 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1685)
  • 1778-03-07 Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist (b. 1720)
  • 1792-08-03 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (b. 1732)
  • 1806-03-17 David Dale, industrialist & philanthropist, dies
  • 1817-08-07 Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (b. 1739)
  • 1838-10-01 Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1878-02-18 Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
  • 1879-12-06 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American industrialist (b. 1814)
  • 1883-04-04 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)
  • 1892-12-06 E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
  • 1895-07-19 Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 1897-10-19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • 1899-09-17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • 1899-10-30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)
  • 1901-10-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • 1911-08-09 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56
  • 1913-01-18 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
  • 1915-06-20 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1930-10-15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)
  • 1931-11-11 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)
  • 1932-03-12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1932-03-14 George Eastman, US industrialist (Kodak-camera), shoots himself in the heart at 77

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1934-07-12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
  • 1937-03-11 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • 1937-05-23 John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1937-05-23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1937-08-26 Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W. Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon
  • 1938-05-09 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (b. 1866)
  • 1942-03-12 Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1947-04-07 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1955-06-11 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • 1957-01-25 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • 1964-02-18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • 1967-07-30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1967-08-24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1972-03-29 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1979-05-09 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1982-10-17 Peterus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist, dies at 47
  • 1983-01-11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • 1989-04-27 Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
  • 1992-12-13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • 1993-11-29 JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89
  • 1995-08-31 Hajime Miterai, industrialist, dies at 56
  • 1995-09-20 Monica Maurice, industrialist, dies at 87
  • 1995-10-01 Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50
  • 1996-01-21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • 1996-05-04 Jean Crepin, soldier/industrialist, dies at 87
  • 1996-10-18 Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71
  • 1996-11-30 Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89
  • 2001-03-21 Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915)
  • 2002-04-27 Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921)
  • 2002-04-29 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2007-08-29 James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • 2008-07-21 Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist, dies at 94