Day in Engineering History Archive - December 30

December 30

Admiral Sold the 1st Color Television Set.  Please click here to visit RF CafeDay in Engineering History December 30 Archive - RF Cafe1691: Irish chemist Robert Boyle, of Boyles gas law fame, died. 1851: Asa Candler, whose marketing genius made Coca Cola a household name, was born. 1884: The American Metrological Society formed a committee to establish an efficient system of weights, measures and physical units. 1922: Vladimir Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the USSR. 1924: Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems. 1927: The first subway in the Orient, the Tokyo Underground Railway, was dedicated in Japan. 1947: Alfred Whitehead, co-author with Bertrand Russell "Principia Mathematica," died. 1953: The first color TV sets went on sale by Admiral for about $1,175. 2006: At a little after 6:00 am, Baghdad time, Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity.

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