Day in Engineering History Archive - January 5

January 5

Golden Gate Bridge Construction Began January 5, 1933 - RF CafeDay in Engineering History January 5 Archive - RF Cafe1855: King Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, was born. 1914: Ford Motor Company announced that there would be a new daily minimum wage of $5 and an eight-hour workday. 1933: Work began on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. 1940: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got its first demonstration of FM radio. 1943: American educator, scientist, chemist, inventor and botanist, George Washington Carver, died. 1948: Warner Brothers showed the first color newsreel (of the Rose Bowl parade). 1956: Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip (my favorite) walked on two legs for the first time. 1981: American Nobel physicist Harold Urey, who discovered deuterium, died. 2005: Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, was discovered.

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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.