Day in History Archive July 27
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.
Today is Bugs Bunny Day. 1667: Johann Bernoulli, discoverer of exponential calculus, was born. 1844: John Dalton, known as one of the fathers of modern physical science and formulated the Atomic Theory, died. 1849: John Hopkinson, who developed Hopkinson's Law of magnetism and invented the 3-phase AC generator, was born. 1866: After two failures, the first underwater telegraph cable, 1,686 miles long, was laid across the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. 1882: British aircraft designer Sir Geoffrey De Havilland was born. 1888: Philip Pratt unveiled the first electric automobile. 1910: Charles Rolls, half of Rolls-Royce, died. 1917: Ford Motor Company introduced its first truck, the Model TT. 1921: Canadian biochemist Frederick Banting announced the discovery of the hormone insulin. 1940: Billboard Magazine first published its best-seller's charts. 1949: The world's first jet-propelled airliner, the British De Havilland Comet, made its maiden flight in England. 1993: IBM reported a record $8.04 billion quarterly loss. 2003: Bob Hope died.
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