In 1999, TIME Magazine recognized Einstein with “Person of the Century” for his intellect and strong passion for social justice.
- Einstein was slow to talk. He didn’t begin talking until at least age 3.
- Einstein’s fascination with science started when he was 5 years old and his father handed him a pocket compass. The idea that force exerted itself on the little needle to point in a single direction haunted Einstein for years.
- Einstein loved to sail off the coast of Long Island. He never learned to swim even though he frequently capsized his boat.