sábado, janeiro 07, 2017

Um ilustre canadiano nasceu há 190 anos

Sir Sandford Fleming (Kirkcaldy, January 7, 1827 – Halifax, July 22, 1915) was a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor. Born and raised in Scotland, he emigrated to colonial Canada at the age of 18. He proposed worldwide standard time zones, designed Canada's first postage stamp, left a huge body of surveying and map making, engineered much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Royal Canadian Institute, a science organization in Toronto.

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