Day in Engineering History Archive March 11
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.
1818: Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was first published.1942: General Douglas McArthur made his famous "I shall return," remark when leaving the Philippines. 1946: The Audio Engineering Society held its first meeting. 1955: Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, died. 1957: U.S. explorer, and the first to make a flight over the North Pole, Richard Byrd, died. 1960: Pioneer 5 was launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus. 1971: Philo Farnsworth, credited with inventing the first successful television system, died. 1986: 1 million days had passed since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC. 2002: Twin towers of light began beaming from 'Ground Zero' to memorialize the 9/11/2001 victims. 2004: Muslim extremist terrorists murdered 191 people on a Madrid train using 10 bombs.