Birth of Buckminster Fuller
Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was born on July 12, 1895, in Milton, Massachusetts.
The grandson of American Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller, Buckminster spent much of his youth on Bear Island in Penobscot Bay. As a child, he struggled with geometry in school but enjoyed making his own tools and other items from things he found in the woods. He even designed a new device to propel small boats.