Today on Dec 3 in 1924, John Backus, who invented the FORTRAN programming language in the mid 1950s, was born.
As long as there is aerospace and engineering, we will continue to enjoy his contributions.
Read more about him at this link http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/builders/builders_backus.html
Read his insuring story on how he walked into IBM and revolutionized computing!!!