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Capt. Edward Murphy accidentally gave us ‘Murphy’s Law,’ and the rest is history

 

Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:33pm



Edward Murphy was an aeronautical engineer and an Air Force captain in 1949, stationed at Muroc Air Field in the high desert of Southern California. Two years before, the late Chuck Yeager had first broken the sound barrier at Muroc, which eventually was renamed Edwards Air Force Base after Capt. Glen Edwards, a test pilot who perished in a tragic accident.

Capt. Murphy, on the other hand, would have a slightly different place in the history books. Annoyed at a technician who seemed to have a knack for messing up even the simplest of tasks, Murphy made a sarcastic comment and it stuck.

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