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Day in Engineering History Archive - March 10

March 10

Alexander Bell Utters "Watson - come here..."  Please click here to visit RF Cafe.Day in Engineering History March 10 Archive - RF Cafe1762: German chemist Jeremias Richter, who discovered law of equivalent proportions, was born. 1876: Alexander Graham Bell made the successful call with the telephone, when he spoke the words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you." 1880: The Salvation Army began operation in the U.S. 1902: Alec Harley Reeves, inventor of pulse coded modulation (PCM), was born. 1948: Herbert H. Hoover became the first civilian pilot to exceed the speed of sound in the Bell X-1 research aircraft at Edwards AFB, CA. 1971: The U.S. Senate approved an amendment to lower the voting age to 18. 1977: The rings of Uranus were discovered. 1982: A rare syzygy occurred where all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun. 2000: The NASDAQ index peaked at its final high 5,132.52, signaling the end of the Dot-Com boom. 2006: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars. 2022: Inventor, engineer, author, and speaker Robert W. Lucky died.

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