Day in Engineering History Archive - September 15
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.
1928: Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in the mold Penicillium notatum. 1940: The German Luftwaffe suffered the loss of 176 planes in the Battle of Britain. 1941: AMP incorporated as Aircraft Marine Products (how many people know that?). 1947: RCA released the 12AX7 vacuum tube to the market (datasheet). 1964: The London's Sun newspaper debuted. 1965: "Lost in Space" premiered. 1978: German aircraft engineer Willy Messerschmitt died. 1982: The first issue of "USA Today" published. 2001: President George W. Bush identified Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.