Our heroes Roald Amundsen 1911 – Antarctica Roald Amundsen successfully reaches the geographic South Pole. Cameron 1984 – The Terminator The movie grosses $38 million and launches the career of its 29 year-old director. Michael Collins 1969 – Our Moon Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin are the first humans to set foot on the moon. Jacques Cousteau 1943 – The French Riviera Jacques Cousteau wades into the Mediterranean, wearing flippers and the world’s first scuba device. Rosalind Franklin 1953 – London Rosalind Franklin invents the X-ray techniques that lead to the discover of the double helix model of DNA. Grace Hopper 1944 – Harvard Computer pioneer Grace Hopper invents the first compiler for a computer programming language. Hedy Lamarr 1942 – Hollywood Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr develops the frequency hopping communications technology behind GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Matt Parker 2012 – London Olympics Matt Parker utilizes strategic training methods and disciplines which results in 8 gold medals. Malcolm McLean 1956 – Houston Malcolm McLean’s Ideal X tanker makes its maiden voyage. Nikola Tesla 1893 – World Fair, Chicago Tesla wows the crowd with his Tesla Coil, including wireless lighting and his induction motor. Vivien Thomas 1944 – Baltimore Vivien Thomas develops the first surgical procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome. Wright Brothers 1903 – North Carolina The iconic flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903 as the first manned aircraft at Kitty Hawk.