Well I got an email regarding California AB 2567 to make May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day and designate it as a day of special significance in schools. At first I thought it was a joke, because how many people outside of San Francisco and the LGBT community know who this person was. With the newspapers deriding the poor state of education of our youths you'd think the California State legislature would pick a person who could further the student's knowledge of in Math or Sciences, or even English.
Currently there are three days, Day of the Teacher, John Muir Day and California Poppy Day. Not one of them, according to the law stress any of the three R's of learning (Reading, writing and arithmetic). So I think an Engineer needs to get a day. After all engineers affect the daily lives of everyone. So send me your nominations of engineers who have influenced California and beyond. Post a comment or email at Christopher@Civil3DReminders.com.
My nomination is for William Mulholland, the head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power when the Los Angeles Aqueduct was built. His career ended badly so he might not be the best nomination.