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Day in Engineering History Archive - November 4

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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.
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.

 

November 4

Happy Birthday Benjamin F. Goodrich!  Please click here to visit RF Cafe.

1841:  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.