Autodesk employees have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many educational institutions start the new school year immediately after this holiday. We will get back to work on Project Showroom, application virtualization, and the other projects we have going on in Autodesk Labs.
From the This Day in History site, on this day, September 7, in:
- 1533: Queen Elizabeth I of England, daughter of Henry VIII, was born. She reigned as queen from 1558 to 1603.
- 1936: Early rock and roll singer, Buddy Holly, was also born. His biggest hits were "Peggy Sue," and "That'll Be the Day."
- Speaking of singers, in 1950 Chrissie Hynde of the rock band, The Pretenders, was born on this day in Akron, Ohio. I am in Akron, Ohio today.
- 1822: Brazil declared independence from Portugal. Happy National Day to all our Brazilian It's Alive in the Lab readers.
- 1927: Philo Farnsworth demonstrated the first use of TV in San Francisco.
- 1936: Boulder Dam (now called Hoover Dam) began operation.
- 1948: First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete in Akron, Ohio. This helps reduce traffic noise.
- 1963: First United States TV appearance of the Beatles on a show called Big Night Out which aired on ABC. The Pro Football Hall of Fame was also dedicated in Canton, Ohio on the same day.
- 1976: US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagiarism. His song "My Sweet Lord" sounded too much like "He's So Fine" by The Chiffons.
Getting nostalgic from Akron, Ohio is alive in the lab.