Percy Harvin

Percy Harvin

Name Percy Harvin
Profession Football Player
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth Chesapeake, VA
Age
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Birth Sign Gemini

About Percy Harvin

Speedy NFL wide receiver and kick returner who was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2009. He spent the first four years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings before joining the Seattle Seahawks and helping the team win Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.

Early Life of Percy Harvin

He won a national championship at the University of Florida in 2006 and 2008.

Trivia

Migraine headaches became an issue for him early in his NFL career, causing him to miss a number of games. He announced his retirement in 2016.

Family Life

He has a son named Jaden. His parents are William Percival Harvin Jr. and Linda Harvin.

Associated With

He played on the Minnesota Vikings alongside one of the best running backs in the league, Adrian Peterson.

Percy Tau

Percy Tau

Name Percy Tau
Profession Soccer Player
Date of Birth 1970-01-01
Place of Birth South Africa
Age
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Birth Sign Taurus

About Percy Tau

South African professional football player known for being a striker for the Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League. He is also known for his work as a striker with the South African national team as well. 

Early Life of Percy Tau

He began his training with the Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League. In February of 2014 he made his professional debut with the squad. In 2015, he started playing with South Africa’s national team and on October 17, 2015 in a match against Angola he made his debut.  

Trivia

He scored his first international goal on March 25, 2017 in a match against Guinea-Bissau. He is also known for having won the CAF Champions League in 2016 and the Premier Soccer League in 2015 with the club Mamelodi Sundowns. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in South Africa. 

Associated With

Elrio van Heerden and Senzo Meyiwa also played for the South Africa national football team. 

Percy Lavon Julian | Chemist

Percy Lavon Julian | Chemist

Name Percy Lavon Julian
Profession Chemist
Date of Birth 1899-04-11
Place of Birth Montgomery, AL
Age 76 yrs
Death Date 1975-04-19
Birth Sign Aries

About Percy Lavon Julian

One of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry who synthesized some of the earliest plant-derived medicine. He was also the African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Early Life Experience of Percy Lavon Julian

Denied a professorship due to his race, he went to work for the Glidden Company, where among his other inventions, he found a better fire retardent than plain water.

Trivia Info

Running his own company, he worked to create synthetic steroid intermediates from wild yams, dramatically lowering cost of their production.

Family Life and Relationship

He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, his father a former slave.

Close Associates

Dr. Charles Drew was another renowned African-American scientist.

Percy Spencer | Inventor

Percy Spencer | Inventor

Name Percy Spencer
Profession Inventor
Date of Birth 1894-07-19
Place of Birth Howland, ME
Age 76 yrs
Death Date 1970-09-08
Birth Sign Cancer

About Percy Spencer

Inventor, engineer and scientist best remembered as the co-inventor of the microwave oven.

Early Life Experience of Percy Spencer

He was known as a leading expert in radar tube design by 1939.

Trivia Info

He was working on a magnetron in a lab when he discovered the waves coming out of it melted the candy bar in his pocket.

Family Life and Relationship

His family was poor, and he had little formal schooling. He had three sons with his wife Louise Spencer.

Close Associates

He and Vannevar Bush, a fellow engineer, were good friends.

Percy Grainger

Percy Grainger

Name Percy Grainger
Profession Composer
Date of Birth 1882-07-08
Place of Birth Australia
Age 78 yrs
Death Date 1961-02-20
Birth Sign Cancer

About Percy Grainger

Known for his experimental compositions and for renewing interest in British folk music during the first half of the 20th century.

Early Life Experience of Percy Grainger

He became known as a society pianist and concert performer, composer, and folk-melody collector during his time in London from 1901 until 1914.

Trivia Info

He was stricken with poor health following World War II, thus cramping his output and giving him notions that he had failed at his career.

Family Life and Relationship

His father was architect John Grainger who was heralded for designing the Princes Bridge across Melbourne’s Yarra River.

Close Associates

His best-known work was “Country Gardens,” but he was also known for other compositions such as “Marching Song of Democracy,” a Walt Whitman -themed piece.