Day in Engineering History Archive February 9

February 9

Day in Engineering History February 9 Archive - RF Cafe1846: German engineer Wilhelm Maybach, who invented the fuel spray carburetor, was born. 1870: The U.S. Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress (later renamed the National Weather Service). 1923: Soviet Aeroflot airlines was formed. 1942: Daylight Savings "War Time" went into effect in the U.S. 1963: The Boeing 727 made its inaugural flight, and in 1969, the Boeing 747 made its inaugural flight. 1964: GI Joe action figures were introduced by Hasbro at the American International Toy Fair , and were sold out the first day. 1995: The first Briton, Michael Foale, and the first African-American, Bernard Harris, walked in space from the shuttle Discovery. 1996: German scientists at the GSI facility at Darmstadt, Germany, created an atom of the element 112 named Copernicium, Cn (originally named ununbium, Uub).

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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in this article, there is a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites do not validate with authoritative sources. On RF Cafe, events with hyperlinks have been verified. Many years ago, I began commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with special RF Cafe logos. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where the person or event occurred. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where possible. Fair Use laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.