Day in Engineering History Archive - September 25
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.
1513: The Pacific Ocean was discovered by Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa when he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. 1843: Melville Bissell, inventor of the carpet sweeper, was born. 1903: The Wright brothers arrived at Kitty Hawk, NC, to begin work on their first powered aircraft. 1928: Motorola was initially incorporated as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. 1933: The Collins Radio Company was incorporated. 1956: The first Transatlantic telephone cable was placed in service (Clarenville, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland). 1973: The three crewmen of Skylab 3 landed in the Pacific Ocean after being on the U.S. space laboratory for 59 days. 1998: Mark McGwire hit his 66th home run, just 45 minutes after Sammy Sosa hit his 66th homer of the season.