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Day in Engineering History Archive - October 1

October 1

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1880: Edison Lamp Works, the first electric incandescent lamp factory in the U.S., was opened in Menlo Park, NJ. 1908: The Model-T Ford was announced to be available for $850. 1942: The Bell P-59 Airacomet fighter, the first U.S. jet, makes maiden flight. 1962: Johnny Carson succeeded Jack Paar as regular host of NBC's "Tonight" show. 1969: The Anglo-French Concorde broke the sound barrier for the first time. 1979: The Canal Zone was turned back over to Panama. 1981: EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center opened in Florida. 2001: The world's first 3-G, W-CDMA wireless network debuted in Japan (by NTT DoCoMo).

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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.

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