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On This Day in Tech History
- 1492 – The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a
known date of impact, struck the earth around noon in a wheat field
outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.
- 1665 – The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
- 1885 – In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on the Canadian Pacific Railway railway extending across Canada.
- 1910 – The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to
Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department
store owner Max Moorehouse.
- 1932 – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio for the first time.
- 1940 – In Tacoma, Washington, the middle section of the
Tacoma Narrows Bridge (“Galloping Gertie”) collapses in a windstorm, a
mere four months after the bridge’s completion.
- 1967 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public
Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public
- 1996 – NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor.
- 2001 – The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month break.
- 1687 – William Stukeley, English archaeologist (d. 1765)
- 1867 – Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Polish-born chemist and
physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics and in chemistry (d.
- 1878 – Lise Meitner, Austrian/American chemist and physicist
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of nuclear fission (d. 1968)
- 1888 – Sir C. V. Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
- 1898 – Rapha