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Fazlur Khan
Fazlur Rahman Khan (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi structural engineer and architect, who initiated structural systems that form the basis of tall building construction today.
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1st airplane flight over Mt Everest3.4.1933

Wikipedia (13 Mar 2013, 11:45)
The original PV-6 prototype, registered G-ACBR (and also known as the Houston-Wallace) along with Westland PV-3 G-ACAZ, was part of the Houston Everest Expedition, named after Lucy, Lady Houston the patron, an attempt to fly over Mount Everest. Both aircraft received modifications that included fitting heating and oxygen equipment, fully enclosing the rear cockpits and using highly supercharged Bristol Pegasus IS 3 engines. Flown by Flight Lieutenant D.F. McIntyre, the two aircraft became the first to fly over Mount Everest on 3 April 1933.
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