Day in Engineering History Archive - November 28
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.
1895: The first automobile race took place
between Chicago and Waukegan, IL, with six cars, and the winner averaged 7 mph on the 55-mile course. 1900: The
American League, consisting of eight baseball teams, was organized in Philadelphia. 1925: The
Grand Ole Opry in Nashville made its radio debut on station WSM. 1923: First
shortwave (109 meters) transatlantic DX established by
radio amateur Léon Deloy (call sign 8 AB) in Nice, France, with F. H. Schnell (1 MO) in Hartford, Connecticut,
USA. 1954: Italian-born Nobel physicist
Enrico Fermi died. 1963: Cape Canaveral was renamed
Cape Kennedy. 1964: The United States launched the space probe
Mariner 4 on a course to Mars.
1994: Norway rejected membership in the
European Union for a second time. 1995: The federal 55 mph
speed limit was eliminated by Bill Clinton.
2000: The eighth tar drop fell in the University of Queensland
pitch drop experiment. 2010:
Samuel T. Cohen, designer of the neutron bomb, died.