Day in Engineering History Archive - June 29
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.
1868: George Hale, responsible for the 200-inch telescope bearing his name on Palomar Mountain, was born. 1888: Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England. 1925: Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb. 1954: The Atomic Energy Commission voted 4:1 against reinstating Dr. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information. 1961: The first triple launch of satellites on a single rocket (Transit 4A) was made at Cape Canaveral. 1964: The first remote control television went on sale. 1986: Billionaire Richard Branson set a new speed record for crossing the Atlantic. 1995: The Atlantis Shuttle and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.