Day in Engineering History Archive - July 30
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.
1863: Henry Ford was born in Dearborn, MI. 1889: Vladimir Zworykin, inventor of the iconoscope and known as "the father of television," was born. 1898: Scientific American carried the first magazine automobile advertisement, for the Winton Auto Car Company. 1898: Corn Flakes were invented by William Kellogg. 1909: The Wright Brothers deliver their first military plane, the Military Flyer, to the army. 1928: George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures. 1946: The German V-2 reached an altitude of 100 miles for the first time. 1956: The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. 1971: Apollo 15, the fourth manned lunar mission, landed on the moon. 1998: A group of 13 Ohio machinists stepped forward to claim the $295.7 million Powerball jackpot.
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