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Day in Engineering History Archive - January 6

Day in Engineering History January 6 Archive - RF CafeJanuary 6

1st Public Demonostration of Telegraph Janaury 6, 1838 - RF Cafe1838: Samuel Morse first publicly demonstrated his telegraph, in Morristown, N.J. 1852: Blind French educator Louis Braille, inventor of the tactile reading system bearing his name, died. 1931: Thomas Edison was awarded his final patent, for a "Holder for Article to be Electroplated." 1942: The first commercial around-the-world airline flight was completed by Pan American Airlines' Pacific Clipper. 1971: Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first adult heart transplant in the U.S. at the Stanford Medical Center, in CA. 1974: Daylight Savings Time was begun four months early because of the existing Energy Crisis. 1990: Pavel Cherenkov, who discovered the radiation bearing his name, died.

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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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