Сегодня родился Жуковский Николай Егорович
On January 17, 1847 Zhukovsky Nikolay Egorovich was born. This is a founder of aerodynamics as sciences. He is called a father of Russian aviation. Works of Zhukovsky in the field of aerodynamics were a source of the main ideas on which the aviation science is based. He comprehensively investigated dynamics of flight of birds, theoretically predicted possibility of a loop. Zhukovsky discovered the law that determines the lift power of a wing of the plane, he defined the main profiles of wings and blades of the screw of the plane, he developed the vortex theory of the air screw.