Born On This Day ~ March 4 ~ David W Taylor


Born: March 4, 1864 (Louisa County, Virginia)
Died: July 28, 1940 (Washington, D.C.)

Famous For/Known For:
United States Navy architect and engineer.

A Little About David W Taylor:
In 1885, Taylor graduated the head of his class from the United States Navy Academy, setting a scholarship record. Continue reading

Born On This Day ~ February 16 ~ Laurence “Lon” Myers


Born: February 16, 1858 (Richmond, Virginia)
February 16, 1899 (New York City, New York

Famous For/Known For:
United States professional runner

A Little About Laurence “Lon” Myers:
Born to Solomon H Myers who was a clerk.

Myers’s health as a child was poor. After a physician recommended exercising Continue reading