He's one of America’s greatest inventors. But unlike Edison, Ford, Bell or the Wright Brothers, his remarkable accomplishment has never been fully recognized. He made indoor sports and summer blockbuster movies possible. His invention facilitated the growth of the microchip and pharmaceutical industries. Some even credit him for the rise of the New South and the Sun Belt.
He's Dr. Willis H. Carrier, and 100 years ago (1902), he invented modern air conditioning, making the world a much cooler place in which to live.