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Day in Engineering History Archive - September 28

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Happy Birthday Seymour Cray! - Please click here to visit RF Cafe.1850: The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment. 1895: French microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who developed the pasteurization process for milk preservation and developed the rabies vaccine, died. 1924: Two U.S. Army Air Service DT-2 airplanes landed in Seattle, WA, after completing the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. 1925: Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray was born. 1938: Charles Duryea, who along with his brother built the first commercially sold automobiles, died. 1953: Astronomer Edwin Hubbell died. 1955: The World Series was televised in color for the first time. 1980: Carl Sagan's 13-part "Cosmos" premiered on PBS (see on Google Video). 1989: Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter Debernardi were the first duo ever to survive going over the 176-foot-high Niagara Falls in the same barrel. 1997: The 103rd convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was held in New York City, NY, and officially debuted the DVD format.

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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. Many 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. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where possible. Fair Use laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.

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