John Boyd Dunlop Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1840 - 1921 *** Full Name: John Boyd Dunlop *** Occupation: Scottish Veterinary Surgeon *** Date of Birth: John Boyd Dunlop was born on February 5th 1840 *** Place of Birth: John Boyd Dunlop was born in Dreghorn, North Ayrshire, Scotland *** Family background: There is virtually no information regarding his background *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in Scotland *** Education: John Boyd Dunlop would have attended local schools ***
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 1: John Boyd Dunlop was born on February 5th 1840 and during the 19th century period in history when great strides were made in the industrial revolution, the Victoria era was coming to a close and there were vast technological advances being made.
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 8: When his son was young and had a tricycle Dunlop would develop a tire for it. It was in fact a pneumatic tire which is a tire that is inflated with air.
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 9: A pneumatic tire is a tire that is inflated with air and Dunlop developed it using rubber.
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 10: Dunlop was approached by a racing cyclist to use his product and he began winning races.
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 15: After 1885 with the introduction of the J K Starley’s safety bicycle the industry boomed.
John Boyd Dunlop Fact 16: John Boyd Dunlop died on October 23rd 1921 aged eighty one in Dublin, Ireland. His body laid to rest in Deans Grange Cemetery in Dublin, Ireland.
Important Events during the life of John Boyd Dunlop include: The publication of Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick, another popular novel published was Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Tokyo was destroyed by a devastating earthquake, fire and tsunami and Charles Darwin finally published the Origin of the Species after sitting on it for twenty one years.
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