Sandford Fleming 190th Birthday Wiki, Father of Standard Time, Facts, Tribute :
Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG (January 7, 1827 – 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.
Sanford Fleming (Father of Standard Time) Wiki
Sanford was 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.
Sir Sanford Fleming Personal Life
Born : January 7, 1827 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Died : July 22, 1915 (aged 88) Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation : Engineer and inventor
Known for : Inventing, most notably standard time
Google Pays Tribute To Sandford Fleming On His 190th Birthday
Google is paying tribute on Sanford Fleming’s 190th Happy Birthday on 7th Jan with a doodle.
He is known as the inventor of worldwide standard time.
Today’s Google Doodle reflects Sandford’s legacy on the 190th anniversary of his birth.
A Canadian engineer of Scottish birth, Sandford was a prolific designer who was knighted for his accomplishments by Queen Victoria in 1897.
He was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, in 1827, a period when regions used solar time to set their own clocks.
He presented the idea of a worldwide standard time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute (RCI)on February, 8, 1879.
He was also known for helping build the Intercontinental Railway, serving as chief engineer of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and designing Canada’s first postage stamp.
He died aged 88 at the home of his daughter in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 22, 1915.
Sanford Fleming 190th Happy Birthday Facts
Fleming, who gained reputation as one of the primary railway engineers of his age, was also in-charge of the initial survey of the first Canadian railway roaming across the continent — Canadian Pacific Railway.
* Fleming also designed the first Canadian postage stamp which were issued in 1851. The stamps costing three pennies depicted the beaver, the national animal of Canada.
* Fleming founded the Royal Canadian Institute in 1849, which grew into a world renowned center for scientists.
* After retiring from Canadian Pacific Railways in 1880, Fleming was appointed as the Chancellor of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and spent time in scientific projects and writing.
* Fleming was knighted by Queen Victoria for his accomplishments in 1897.
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