Day in Engineering History Archive - March 15
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.
44 B.C: The Ides of March, Marcus Junius Brutus stabbed to death Gaius Julius Caesar ("Et tu Brute?"). 1493: Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. 1869: The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first pro baseball team. 1889: Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, died. 1906: Charles Stewart Rolls and Frederick Henry Royce formed Rolls-Royce. 1922: The first southern radio station (WSB, Atlanta) began broadcasting. 1937: Cook County Hospital in Chicago established the first blood bank. 1962: Nobel Prize laureate Arthur Compton, of Compton Effect fame, died. 1985: Symbolics computers of Cambridge, MA, received the first Internet address ending in dotcom. 1999: Pluto again became outermost [former] planet.