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Time: July 31, 2018 from 11pm to 11:15pm
Location: Ben Franklin Parkway
Street: Downtown
City/Town: Philadelphia
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Event Type: dedication, john, ericson, eakins, oval, statue
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Jul 24, 2018

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Event Description

215 years does not seem like a long time.

But that was when John Ericsson was born on July 31, 1803

He lived a full life, and died on March 8, 1889.

But in his lifetime, his effect on Propeller Design, Steam Power at Sea, and the Revolving Turret revolutionized sea power in the mid-1800s.

He truly was a great inventor and an Agile Thinker.

We in Philadelphia note his accomplishments, as did President Lincoln who embraced his revolutionary designs and forced the Department of the Navy to listen to him.  

His statue in Philadelphia flanks the statue of George Washington at Eakins Oval.

Last year on July 20, 2017 = it was the location of " Oval + "   A popup park that has been going on for a few years now.

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At AgilePhilly, we have been Promoting Agile Ideas since 1776

AgilePhilly is a not-for-profit user group of volunteers in the Philadelphia area dedicated to better software development practices.


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