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Bevin was a British trade union leader and Labour politician. He co-founded and served as general… [More] secretary of the powerful Transport and General Workers’ Union from 1922 to 1940, as Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government, and as Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government he supported the creation of NATO. [Less]
1923: Walter Kohn
Kohn is a Jewish Austrian-born American theoretical physicist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the… [More] Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. In particular, Kohn played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which made it possible to incorporate quantum mechanical effects in the electronic density (rather than through its many-body wavefunction). This computational simplification led to many insights and became an essential tool for electronic materials, atomic and molecular structure. [Less]
1951: Michael Kinsley
Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit. Primarily active in… [More] print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television audiences as a co-host on Crossfire. After leaving Crossfire in 1995, Kinsley returned to his editorial roots, relocating to Seattle and taking a position with Microsoft as the founding editor of its online journal Slate. [Less]