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Day in History Archive - July 12

Day in Engineering History July 12 Archive - RF CafeJuly 12

Happy Birthday Buckminster Fuller! -  Please click here to visit RF Cafe.1854: George Eastman, of Eastman-Kodak fame, was born. 1861: American educator, scientist, chemist, inventor and botanist, George Washington Carver, was born. 1895: R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome and after whom the Buckeyball (the Buckminsterfullerene) was named, was born. 1910: Charles Rolls, co-founder of the Rolls-Royce company, died. 1913: Physics Nobel laureate Willis Lamb, who determined fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum, was born. 1920: The Panama Canal formally opened. 1934: Ole Evinrude, of outboard motor fame, died. 1941: Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time. 1944: The RAF 616 squadron became the first air force to use jet aircraft in operational service. 1952: Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned from the army to begin his presidential campaign. 1960: The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale. 1982: The last of the distinctive looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.

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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.

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