On January English engineer, inventor, and businessman Sir Henry Bessemer was born. Bessemer’s name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process, the first process for manufacturing steel inexpensively
John Logie Baird FRSE was a Scottish engineer, innovator and inventor of the world's first mechanical television, the first publicly demonstrated colour television system and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.
On September Scottish chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar was born. He is probably best-known today for his invention of the Dewar flask, which he used in conjunction with extensive research into the liquefaction of gases.