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Glorify your family name

"Glorify thy name" is the purpose of Christians.  To glorify the family name and ancestor was historically the purpose of Chinese Literati.

We often find a family name become a household word through great achievement by the of one family member.

Macadam road. Loudon Macadam was a great surveyor and engineer of modern road constructor. Macadam's name is still used whenever we speak of a macadam road. His principle was to cover the roadway with evenly-spread layers of hard stone broken small, which the weight of the traffic would jam together till they gave a hard, smooth surface.

Newtown's Law of Gravity. Sir Isaac Newton found evoled gravitational theory by observing a falling apple. The unit of measurement of force is the newton (symbol N), which is the force required to accelerate a one kilogram mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

Halley's Comet. It was Halley who told us about the comet which bears his name.

The Italian professor, Count Alessandro Volta, made considerable progress in his experiments and was first to construct a Voltaic battery and in the word 'volt' his contribution to discoveries in electricity is permanently commemorated.

Andre Marie Ampere added considerably to our knowledge of the connection between electricity and magnetism; he worked out the theory of electo-dynamics and laid down the laws which govern this science of electricity in motion. His name, too, is commemorated by word 'ampere.'

G. S. Ohm published his work on connection between current strength in a conducting wire and electomotive force. The word 'ohm' has taken place with 'volt' and 'ampere' among well-known electrical terms.

The cardigan sweater (or jumper) was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British military commander, following his service in the Crimean War. When he came back from Crimean, the style of his sweater became fashion overnight, although people found out soon after his most notorious exploit in command of the Light Cavalry Brigade at the battle of Balaclava, that cost the lives of about 107 out of the 674 men.

The Wellington boot was worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. This novel "Wellington" boot then became a fashionable style emulated by the British aristocracy in the early 19th century.


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