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George Stephenson

Well-known for constructing the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, that was the initial public, steam-operated, metropolitan rail system ever sold, this United kingdom engineer can be remembered for his development of the world’s regular 4’8.5″ railway track determine. In his past due teens, he discovered to read by firmly taking evening college classes and proved helpful by day being a railroad engineer. In the first 21st hundred years, England’s George Stephenson University was devoted in his honor. The kid of illiterate parents Mabel and Robert Stephenson, he spent his youngsters in Wylam, Northumberland, Britain. Pursuing their 1802 relationship, he and his wife, Frances Henderson, welcomed a kid named Robert. More than ten years after his initial wife passed away of tuberculosis, he wedded Betty Hindmarsh. In the next decade from the nineteenth hundred years, Stephenson and Humphry Davy both created safety lights for make use of in mines.

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