|Birth Day||September 14, 1847|
|Age||172 YEARS OLD|
Electrical engineer who used electricity to propel vehicles.
He spent time in India, developing a way to detect faults in the transmission lines for a telegraph company.
He published many influential papers on the subject of electrical engineering.
His wife, Hertha Marks Ayrton, was also a well-known electrical engineer, an unusual profession for a woman at the time.
His son-in-law Israel Zangwill coined the phrase "melting pot" to describe American culture.