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Day in Engineering History Archive - November 7

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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 7

Happy Birthday Marie Curie!  Please click here to visit RF Cafe.

1867: Nobel Prize-winning chemist Marie Marja Sklodowska Curie, discoverer of radium and polonium, was born. 1874: Thomas Nast was the first to portray the Republican elephant. 1885: The spike was driven for the Canadian Pacific Railway, that finally linked the Atlantic and Pacific. 1940: The Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Galloping Gertie) collapsed in Washington state. 1985: NASA launched Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. 1997: Chinese engineers completed the blocking of the Yangtze River, the first step toward what will be the world's largest hydroelectric dam project (Three Gorges Dam).