Barnum Brown

February 12th

  • American paleontologist who discovered the first Tyrannosaurus rex fossil (1902) and many other types of dinosaurs.
  • His 66-year career in paleontology began at the American Museum of Natural History (1897).
  • Sinclair Oil Company sponsored some of his digs (1930-40) and used the dinosaur as their company logo at their petrol stations.

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