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Day in Engineering History Archive - October 2

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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.

 

October 2

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1852: Sir William Ramsay, was the chemist who discovered the inert gases - neon, krypton and xenon, and co-discovered argon, radon, calcium and barium, was born. 1901: Charles Draper, considered to be "the father of inertial navigation," was born. 1906: Willy Ley, founder of the German Rocket Society, was born. 1917: Elmer Perry received a patent for his gyrocompass. 1927: Svante Arrhenius, whose famous equation relating temperature change to chemical reactions and is applied to semiconductor lifetime acceleration, died. 1940: Freelan Stanley, famous for his Stanley Steamer automobile, died. 1950: "Peanuts," the comic strip (my personal favorite) created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers as "Li'l Folks." 1990: Radio Berlin International made its final broadcast.