(31 May 1857 - 19 Feb 1949)
Bailey Willis Experiment
In this way Bailey Willis realistically modelled the faults and faults typical of the compressed area of the Appalachians, which were the subject of his early studies in eastern Tennessee. He included the results of these experiments, with a diagram of his apparatus, in his first book, The Mechanics of the Appalachian Structure (1894). His analysis drew the interest of geologists studying similar landforms in Europe. Subsequently, in 1903, he presented a paper on overthrusts, at the International Congress, in Vienna.
- 31 May - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Willis's birth.