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Day in Engineering History Archive - November 28

November 28

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.

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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.
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