ON DECEMBER 1ST, 1841, the celebrated Dr. George Birkbeck died in London.
He was a physician, the son of a Yorkshire banker, and the originator by his lectures to Glasgow workingmen of the system of instruction for the application of science to the practical arts. This was the germ from which Mechanics Institutions, technical schools, and manual training has been the ultimate growth.
Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor, Maine) Dec 1, 1892
Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) Dec 1, 1921