Day in Engineering History Archive - January 22
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.
1892: French aircraft designer Marcel Dassault was born. 1900: David Hughes, inventor of the carbon microphone, died. 1939: The cyclotron at Columbia University in New York City split the uranium atom for the first time. 1970: The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York City and ended in London, 6 1/2 hours later. 1984: The Macintosh computer was announced. 1992: Dr. Roberta Bondar became the first Canadian woman in space, aboard the Space Shuttle. 1994: Irving Berlin Kahn, inventor of the teleprompter, died. 1997: Lottie Williams, of Oklahoma, officially became the first human to be struck by a remnant of a space vehicle after re-entering the earth's atmosphere. 2003: The final contact with the Pioneer 10 spacecraft was made.