Happy Birthday to Rensselaer alumnus and Hall of Fame member, George W.G. Ferris, who designed the original Ferris wheel! Learn more about his induction into RPI's Alumni Hall of Fame: http://www.rpi.edu/about/alumni/inductees/ferris.html.
Google celebrates with a two-in-one doodle today. Read more about Google's homage to the inventor in this fascinating article: http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/0214/George-Ferris-How-a-farmer-s-son-invented-the-best-ride-on-Earth