1862: The first test of
was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.
1902: Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element
, who shared a Nobel Prize with Guglielmo Marconi
for the development of wireless telegraphy, died. 1928: English
, who first identified
as an astronomical observatory, was born. 1961:
multiplex broadcasting was approved by the FCC. 1967:
landed on the moon and began sending photos back
to the U.S. 1978:
Korean Air Flight 902
was shot down while in Russian airspace.
1989: The first successful testing of high-definition TV was announced.
search engine, brainchild of Brian Pinkerton, went
online at the University of Washington. 1999: Eric Harris and Dylan
Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and 1 teacher before taking
their own lives at
Columbine High School
in Littleton, CO.
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historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
this article, 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. Many 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.