Why Famous: He invented the railway air brake, implemented the American electricity system and a pioneer of the electrical industry.
- 1867-08-08 Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York
- 1869-04-13 Steam power brake patented (George Westinghouse)
- 1872-03-05 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains
- "If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied." - Work