Day in Engineering History Archive - November 6
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.
1572: Tycho's Nova, a supernova was observed
in the constellation Cassiopeia. 1638: Scottish astronomer
James Gregory, who invented the reflector telescope, was born. 1814:
Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone (no
kidding), was born. 1854: American conductor
John Philip Sousa was born. 1857:
William Noyes, who was the first chemist hired by the U.S. Bureau of Standards, was born. 1928: The New York
Times mounted the first moving electric sign in the U.S., the
Motogram, around the top of the
Times Building in Times Square, NYC. 1936:
RCA displayed its television
for the press. 1962:
Saudi Arabia abolished slavery - that's right, 1962! 1984: The
New York Stock Exchange was open for the first time on a presidential election day. 2006: A joint
MIT-Cambridge presentation of the breakthrough "Silent
Aircraft" technology was made.
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