Day in Engineering History Archive - October 7
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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
, 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.
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
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
1868: Cornell University was inaugurated in Ithaca, NY. 1885: Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr, developer of the planetary Bohr atomic model, was born. 1886: Clarence Birdseye, inventor of deep freezing food and inventor of the TV dinner, was born. 1931: The U.S. Army first tested the famous Norden bomb sight. 1939: Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize winner for the co-discovery of carbon Fullerenes, was born. 1940: The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney. 1950: Willis Carrier, inventor of the first practical air conditioning system, manufactured weather," died. 1956: Clarence Birdseye, inventor of deep freezing food and inventor of the TV dinner, died. 1959: The dark far side of the Moon was photographed for the first time and pictures relayed back to Earth by Russia's Luna E-3 spacecraft. 1985: Four Palestinian terrorists hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro of the coast of Egypt, and pushed a wheelchair-bound passenger overboard. 2003: Arnold "the Governator" Schwarzenegger was elected as governor of CA.