, discoverer of the wave theory of light and of Saturn's
moon Titan, was born. 1807: German chemist
, who discovered law of equivalent proportions,
died. 1869: The airbrake was patented by George Westinghouse. 1894:
The first public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope took place.
, who developed the negative-feedback principle
for amplifier design, was born. 1912: David Sarnoff picked up the
distress call of the Titanic relayed from ships at sea: "S.S.
ran into iceberg, sinking fast." 1918: U.S. First Aero
Squadron engaged in America's first aerial dogfight with enemy aircraft
over Toul, France. 1956: Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA,
demonstrated the first commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound
and picture. 1961: Manmade element Lawrencium (Lw, #103), was first
produced. 2000: The Dow industrials plummeted 617 points and the
Nasdaq composite index fell 355 points.
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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet. As detailed in
there is a lot of wrong information that is repeated hundreds of times because most websites do not validate with authoritative
sources. On RF Cafe,
events with hyperlinks
have been verified.
significant historical events and
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date ;-) A couple years ago, I began commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with
special RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images
from postage stamps from the country where the person or event occurred.