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Laser Beam Automatic Grade-Control System
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Mechanization Era: 1960s DateCreated: 1968 Agricultural Engineering Building - Ohio State University Columbus State: OH Zip: 43210 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/laser-beam-automatic-grade-control-system-48.aspx Creator: Fouss, James

The first laser grade control was developed by agricultural engineers James Fouss and Norman Fausey of USDA's Agricultural Research Service at The Ohio State University in the mid-1960's. That system controlled the precise depth and grade of subsurface drains by regulating trenching and plow-type drainage machines. Photo cells mounted on the drainage machine automatically raised and lowered the digging device, keeping the cells centered on a laser beam set to the desired elevation and grade.

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Image Credit: Image Caption: Electronic analog computer simulation of the laser‐beam auto‐
matic grade‐control system on the plow.
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First Self-Propelled Combine
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Mechanization Era: 1880s DateCreated: 1886 Tulare County Museum Visalia State: CA Zip: 93277 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/first-self-propelled-combine-49.aspx Creator: Berry, George Stockton

George Stockton Berry (1847-1917) of Lindsay, Tulare County, California designed, built, and in 1886, operated the first self-propelled combine. He was granted a U.S. Patent (# 374,339) in1887. The Berry design embodied the following "firsts":

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ASABE Headquarters
Society: ASABE Main Category: Agricultural & Biological Sub Category: Era: 1960-1969 DateCreated: 1969 ASABE Headquaters St. Joseph State: MI Zip: 49085 Country: USA Website: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/asabe-hq-47.aspx Creator:

Established in 1907, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) was managed by volunteers. In 1925, local editor Raymond Olney was named secretary, thus establishing ASAE in this area. By 1969, with over 7,000 members in 100 countries, an ASAE building was constructed at this site in St. Joseph, Mi. In 2005, ASAE became ASABE to recognize the importance of biology in the profession. ASABE collects and maintains the unique body of knowledge for the agricultural/biological engineering profession.

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NASA’s Stennis Space Center.
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aerospace Era: 1960s DateCreated: 1961 1100 Belch Boulevard State: MS Zip: Country: USA Website: https://images.nasa.gov/details-SSC-20080410-S00695H.html Creator:

This rocket propulsion test complex was created to flight-certify all first and second stages of the Apollo Saturn V rocket.  The first test-firing occurred on April 23, 1966. Subsequent to the Apollo Program, these test stands were modified to support the testing requirements of the Space Shuttle Main Engine.  Every astronaut who traveled to the moon aboard Saturn V Rockets and into space aboard the Space Shuttle, did so on rocket stages and engines that were first proven flight-worthy on these test stands.

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Image Credit: Image Caption: J-2X Engine No. 10002 is test fired for the final time on the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Era_date_from:
Launch of a Skylark sounding rocket from Woomera in South Australia
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Aviation Era: 1940-1949 DateCreated: RAAF Woomera Range Complex Woomera State: Zip: Country: Australia Website: http://www.aiaa.org/AerospaceAmericaDecember2017/ Creator: Royal Australian Air Force

Long Range Weapon Establishment

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Dehydrated_shredded_potatoes
Society: ACS Main Category: Sub Category: Era: DateCreated: Eastern Regional Research Center Wyndmoor State: PA Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/fooddehydration.html#history-of-dehydrated-potatoes Creator: Eastern Regional Research Center

Instant mashed potatoes are commonplace on grocery shelves and have found wide use institutionally and in domestic and international food aid programs. The most successful form of instant mashed potatoes resulted from the flake process developed in the 1950s and 1960s at the Eastern Regional Research Center, a United States Department of Agriculture facility outside of Philadelphia. The process for reconstituting instant mashed potatoes devised at this facility utilized dehydration technology.

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Jamestown
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Cradles of Chemistry Era: 1600s DateCreated: Historic Jamestown Settlement Williamsburg State: VA Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/jamestownchemistry.html, https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/jamestownchemistry/chemistry-at-jamestown-commemorative-booklet.pdf Creator:

Recent archaeological evidence reveals early Virginia, which included both the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies, as the birthplace of the American chemical enterprise. Chemical processes first applied experimentally at Roanoke were re-introduced at Jamestown twenty years later.

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Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/bootbearwdc (CC BY 2.0) Image Caption: Housing within James Fort at Jamestown settlement, Virginia Era_date_from:
CAS
Society: ACS Main Category: Chemical Sub Category: Cradles of Chemistry Era: 1900s DateCreated: 1907 Chemical Abstracts Service Columbus State: OH Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/cas.html Creator:

The Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society, has provided the most comprehensive repository of research in chemistry and related sciences for over 100 years. CAS innovations have fueled chemical research through development of the CAS RegistrySM and CAS databases which contain invaluable information for chemical scientists, including SciFinder® and STN®.

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Image Credit: Courtesy CAS Image Caption: Chemical Abstracts volume 100, 1984. Era_date_from:
Hunley submarine
Society: ASM Main Category: Manufacturing Sub Category: Materials Handling & Extraction Era: 1860-1869 DateCreated: 2007 Charleston State: SC Zip: Country: USA Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Hunley_(submarine) Creator: Hunley, H.L.

In the context of naval warfare, H.L. Hunley changed the world.  Its builders' innovative use of materials, design and manufacturing techniques resulted in the world's first successful attack submarine.

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Image Credit: Edwin Grosvenor Image Caption: Era_date_from: 1860
Society: IEEE Main Category: Electric Sub Category: Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1901 Museo de Torres Quevedo Madrid State: Zip: Country: Spain Website: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Early_Developments_in_Remote-Control,_1901 Creator: Torres-Quevedo, Leonardo
In 1902 and 1903 he requested some patents for the system. With the Telekine, Torres-Quevedo laid down modern wireless remote-control operation principles. Torres Quevedo also made some important contributions to aeronautics, a field in which he carried out important research on dirigible balloons.
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Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia Image Caption: Leonardo Torres Quevedo Era_date_from: 1901
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Recent archaeological evidence reveals early Virginia, which included both the Roanoke and Jamestown colonies, as the birthplace of the American chemical enterprise. Chemical processes first applied experimentally at Roanoke were re-introduced at Jamestown twenty years later.

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Instant mashed potatoes are commonplace on grocery shelves and have found wide use institutionally and in domestic and international food aid programs. The most successful form of instant mashed potatoes resulted from the flake process developed in the 1950s and 1960s at the Eastern Regional…

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NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

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ASABE Headquarters

Established in 1907, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) was managed by volunteers. In 1925, local editor Raymond Olney was named secretary, thus establishing ASAE in this area. By 1969, with over 7,000 members in 100 countries, an ASAE building was constructed at this…

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George Stockton Berry (1847-1917) of Lindsay, Tulare County, California designed, built, and in 1886, operated the first self-propelled combine. He was granted a U.S. Patent (# 374,339) in1887. The Berry design embodied the following "firsts":

1. Self-propelled combine.
2. Combine…

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Laser Beam Automatic Grade-Control System

The first laser grade control was developed by agricultural engineers James Fouss and Norman Fausey of USDA's Agricultural Research Service at The Ohio State University in the mid-1960's. That system controlled the precise depth and grade of subsurface drains by regulating trenching and…

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