Day in History Archive - March 29

March 29

PTO Renamed USPTO, March 29, 2000 - RF Cafe

 

1848: Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam. 1853: Elihu Thomson, electrical engineer and inventor whose discoveries in the field of alternating current led to the development of successful alternating current motors, was born. 1886: Dr. John Pemberton brewed the first batch of Coca Cola. 1927: For the first time an automobile, the "Mystery Sunbeam," exceeded 200 mph. 1932: Jack Benny debuted on radio. 1973: The U.S. withdrew from Vietnam. 1974: Mariner 10 took the first close-up pictures of Mercury. 1984: The Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis under the cover of darkness. 1999: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 10,000 for the first time. 2000: The Patent and Trademark Office became the "United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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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. Many 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. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where possible. Fair Use laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.