Feb 12, 2008

Born this day in 1791: Peter Cooper

... In about 1828, he started a successful glue and isinglass factory in New York, before building the Canton Iron Works near Baltimore in 1830. There he manufactured the first steam powered railroad locomotive made in America, which was called Tom Thumb. The engine ran successfully on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on August 28, 1830. - Wikipedia

He also invented Jell-O.

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