This Day in Jewish History 1881: A Jewish Engineer So Good the Nazis Wanted Him Back Is Born

Theodore von Kármán’s insights into aerodynamics, and tinkering, is the reason mankind today has jet engines.

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May 11, 1881, is the birthdate of Theodore von K rm n, the Budapest-born engineer whose ability to apply his theoretical genius to practical tasks made him the father of modern aerodynamics research, whose...