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Day in Engineering History Archive - December 27

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Happy Birthday Johannes Kepler!  Please click here to visit RF Cafe1571: German astronomer Johannes Kepler, who formulated the three major laws of planetary motion, was born. 1771: Henri Pitot, discoverer of the pitot tube used for airspeed measurements, died. 1822: French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who developed the pasteurization process for milk preservation and developed the rabies vaccine, was born. 1825: The first public railroad using steam locomotive was completed in England. 1923: French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel, of tower fame, died. 1932: Radio City Music Hall opened in NYC. 1949: United States of Indonesia gained independence from Netherlands. 1968: Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. 1977: Star Wars hit British theaters.

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