Day in Engineering History Archive - January 14
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.Please submit significant historical events and dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death date ;-) A couple 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.
1742: English astronomer Edmond Halley, who discovered the comet that now bears his name, died. 1873: "Celluloid" was registered as a trademark by John Hyatt. 1934: French scientist Paul Vieille, inventor of smokeless gun powder, died. 1943: American biochemist Shannon Lucid, who stayed aboard the Russian space station Mir in 1996 for a women's record-breaking 188 days, was born. 1981: The FCC freed stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish. 2005: The Huygens space probe landed on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.