Friday, July 31, 2009

July 31 Birthday: John Ericsson

John Ericsson, inventor
July 31, 1803-March 8, 1889

Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, illustrated by Andrew Glass (Holiday House, 2004)

Ericsson’s inventions centered on the sea. Read about his life and passion for ships in this biography. offers a Hall of Fame Inventor Profile of Ericsson.