You don't learn "history" at school. Anyway many inventions not made by Americans,but from immigrant . (That you hate so much now.) Dont be fueled
by that everything made or invented by Americans.
I wonder how many people knows these names: Just to mention some from hundreds of XX century most amazing inventions.
The Apollo Moon-rover was developed under the direction of Ferenc Pavlics (69), while the Mars Pathfinder's remote control system is linked to Antal
Bejczy (66), who
also works with Paul Greguss (76), Budapest Technical University
professor, whose special, 360-degree PAL optics will be on board a new
space instrument scheduled to land on a comet.
One of the forerunners of present-day space mathematics was Janos
Bolyai (1802-1860), who in his work "Appendix" (1832) went beyond
Euclidean geometry valid for Earth only, and outlined hyperbolic geometry.
Practical Hungarian space research contributions began with Zoltan Bay
(1900-1992), who received an echo from the Moon with an experimental
radar installation in 1946. To achieve this, he and his associates
worked out a new sign-summarizing method to filter out background noise.
Apart from radar astronomy, the Hungarian Janos Neumann
(1903-1957) laid the foundations for the space research boom with his
computers. Todor Karman (1881-1963) excelled with his organizational
and designing work in the early days of the U.S. National Space Agency
(NASA). Karman founded Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a famous space
engineering center in Pasadena, California.
Hungarians have worked out several instruments currently used by
American space research. Pal Greguss applied holography in space
research, creating the PAL optics, which will be on board the next Mars
probe scheduled for launch in 2001, and on the comet-research probe.
Eugene Wigner was one of a group of four brilliant Hungarian physicists who emigrated to the United States before World War II. The others were Leo
Szilard, John von Neumann and Edward Teller. All except von Neumann played important roles in the U.S. atomic bomb project.
Anyway if you got any interest you can read about this more here:
You would be surprise how many you know as well known American.
About Sport,Film and Military.
"This list is far from inclusive, but exemplifies, along with the other sections, the Hungarian Genius! The Atomic Bomb, Model T, Matches,
Television, Hollywood Movies, modern Computers and Binary, Supersonic Flight, the Telephone Exchange, the Carburetor, the Zeppelin, the Automatic
Gearbox, the Moon Rover, and the Intel Corporation, all owe their existence to Hungarians!
According to the Associated Press, (AP-NY-10-26-96 1604EDT) people with some claim to Hungarian ancestry have been nominated for Oscars 136 times
since 1929, when the first ones were handed out, and have taken home 30 of the golden statuettes. There's an old joke from the '30s about a sign on
a movie studio wall reading "It's not enough to be Hungarian. You have to have talent." The joke refers to how a relatively small country had such
an impact on the history of the movies. Another sign above MGM's commissary wrote: "Just because you're Hungarian, doesn't mean you're a