Day in Engineering History Archive - January 27

January 27

Edison's Incandescent Bulb Patented - Please click here to visit RF Cafe.Day in Engineering History January 27 Archive - RF Cafe1880: Thomas Edison received a patent for his incandescent electric lamp. 1932: U.S. Bureau of Standards scientist Louis Austin, who pioneered long-range radio broadcasts, died. 1943: During World War II, the first all American air raid against Germany took place when about 50 bombers attacked Wilhelmshaven. 1967: A fire engulfed the Apollo 1 spacecraft during a launch pad test, killing its crew of three. 1967: Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom died. 1981: U.S. President Reagan greeted the 52 former American hostages released by Iran at the White House. 1989: Sir Thomas Sopwith, of Camel biplane and triplane fame, died. 1996: France conducted an open-air nuclear test in the South Pacific.

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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.