Day in Engineering History Archive - November 4

November 4

Happy Birthday Benjamin F. Goodrich!  Please click here to visit RF Cafe.Day in Engineering History November 4 Archive - RF Cafe1841: Benjamin Franklin (BF) Goodrich, founder of America's rubber industry, was born. 1862: Richard Gatling received patent for his machine gun. 1873: First U.S. patent for a gold crown issued to Dr. John Beers of San Francisco, CA. 1879: The cash register was invented by James J. (Jake) Ritty. 1922: The entrance to King Tutankhamun's (King Tut) tomb was discovered. 1952: General Dwight D. Eisenhower swept a victory in the American presidential elections. 1979: Iranian Islamic militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage. 1980: Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmah Carter in a landslide.

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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.