36th year  -  N° 339                 Sunday, 5 December 2021         Antwerpen		
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Wednesday 23rd of February 1944

77 years ago

Chemist Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland aka The Father of the Plastics Industry dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 81 in Craig Hause, Beacon, New York, United States.

Baekeland became a recluse, eating all of his meals from cans and becoming obsessed with developing an immense tropical garden on his winter estate in Coconut Grove, Florida.