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Palo Alto, CA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.paloaltochamber.com/

Population:
58598 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1887

County:
Santa Clara County

Annexed the adjoining town of Mayfield on 6 July 1925.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
1898

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Flipboard
2010
CPI International
2006
Ning
2005
Facebook
2004
Palantir Technologies
2004
Tesla Motors
2003
Danger
2000
Agilent
1999
Varian Medical Systems
1999
VMware
1998
Financial Engines
1996
Allegis Capital
1995
Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
1972
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
1961
Varian
1948
Hewlett-Packard
1939
CNF
1929
Accel Partners
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Matt Biondi
Swimmer
8-Oct-1965   Competitive swimmer, 10 Olympic medals
Consuelo M. Callahan
Judge
9-Jun-1950   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ron Christie
Government
7-Aug-1969   Former Cheney aide
Eric A. Cornell
Physicist
19-Dec-1961   Atomic physicist, Nobel laureate
Alan Cranston
Politician
19-Jun-1914 31-Dec-2000 US Senator from California, 1969-93
Dave Franco
Actor
12-Jun-1985   Cole Aaronson on Scrubs
James Franco
Actor
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
David E. Hoffman
Journalist
1953   The Dead Hand
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Politician
26-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to China, 2009-11
Amy Irving
Actor
10-Sep-1953   Carrie and Yentl
Eugene Jarvis
Computer Programmer
1955   Defender, Robotron, Smash TV
Bill Kreutzmann
Drummer
7-Apr-1946   Drummer for Grateful Dead
Jamie Luner
Actor
12-May-1971   Lexi on Melrose Place
Bill McKibben
Activist
8-Dec-1960   The End of Nature
Bob Melvin
Baseball
28-Oct-1961   Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks
Kenny Ortega
Choreographer
18-Apr-1950   High School Musical
Elaine Pagels
Historian
13-Feb-1943   The Gnostic Gospels
Markie Post
Actor
4-Nov-1950   Christine on Night Court
Rick Rossovich
Actor
28-Aug-1957   Navy Seals
Bree Turner
Actor
10-Mar-1977   Sorority Boys

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Rose Bird
Judge
2-Nov-1936 4-Dec-1999 California Chief Justice, 1977-87
Claude S. Brinegar
Business
16-Dec-1926 13-Mar-2009 US Secretary of Transportation, 1973-75
Lloyd H. Donnell
Engineer
20-May-1895 7-Nov-1997 Donnell's thin shell theory
Rajiv Dutta
Business
5-May-1960 31-Jan-2011 President of PayPal, 2006-08
Norman Foerster
Critic
14-Apr-1887 1-Aug-1972 New Humanist movement
John W. Gardner
Administrator
8-Oct-1912 16-Feb-2002 Founder of Common Cause
Chuck Hansen
Activist
13-May-1947 26-Mar-2003 Nuclear historian and archivist
Nicholas J. Hoff
Engineer
3-Jan-1906 4-Aug-1997 Aluminum in aircraft design
Steve Jobs
Business
24-Feb-1955 5-Oct-2011 Co-Founder of Apple Computer
David Starr Jordan
Biologist
19-Jan-1851 19-Sep-1931 Fishes of North and Middle America
Laurence W. Lane, Jr.
Publisher
7-Nov-1919 31-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Australia, 1986-89
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
M. Kenneth Oshman
Business
9-Jul-1940 6-Aug-2011 CEO of Echelon, 1988-2009
Kenneth Patchen
Poet
13-Dec-1911 8-Jan-1972 Journal of Albion Moonlight
Walter B. Pitkin
Psychologist
6-Feb-1878 25-Jan-1953 Life Begins at Forty
Arthur L. Schawlow
Physicist
5-May-1921 28-Apr-1999 Laser spectroscopy
Ezra Solomon
Economist
20-Mar-1920 9-Dec-2002 Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73
Leland Stanford
Business
9-Mar-1824 21-Jun-1893 Founder of Stanford University
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Lewis Terman
Psychologist
15-Jan-1877 21-Dec-1956 Intelligence tests
Pop Warner
Football
5-Apr-1871 7-Sep-1954 Coach and kids' football namesake
Yvor Winters
Poet
17-Oct-1900 25-Jan-1968 Primitivism & Decadence
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution



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