A whimsical collection of anniversaries in robotics. Coming up in the next few days:
25 July 1987: Charles Stark (doc) Draper died
26 July 1925: Joseph Engelberger born
4 August 1805: Sir William Rowan Hamilton born
Buried in Mt Jerome Cemetery, Dubin
6 August 2012: Curiosity rover lands
aka Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) lands in Gale Crater
You can link to the calendar directly, it’s a shared Google calendar with id: firstname.lastname@example.org and here’s a link to a Web calendar view.