Day in Engineering History Archive March 7
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.
1788: Antoine-César Becquerel, who was the first to use electrolysis to recover metals from ores, was born. 1792: Astronomer, Sir John F. W. Herschel, was born. 1809: Jean-Pierre-François Blanchard, who was the first to fly across the English Channel (in a balloon), died. 1876: Alexander Graham Bell received a patent (#174,464) for his telephone. 1926: The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London. 1933: The board game Monopoly was invented. 1936: Adolf Hitler ordered his troops to march into the Rhineland, breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. 1996: The first surfaces of Pluto were obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.