Biot, co-developer of the Biot-Savart law of electromagnetic induction, was born. 1836: General
Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna at the
Battle of San Jacinto, which decided the independence of Texas. 1910:
Samuel Clemens (aka
Mark Twain) died, the same year as an appearance of Halley's Comet and, amazingly, the
comet's previous appearance came during November 1835, the year of Clemens' birth (throughout
his life, Clemens said that he would "go out with the comet"). 1918: German fighter ace
Richtofen, "The Red Baron," was shot down and killed during World War I. 1948: The
first Polaroid camera was sold. 1972:
Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke explored the surface
of the moon in their LEM.
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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. Images used in the logos are often from open source websites
like Wikipedia, and are specifically credited with a hyperlink back to the source where
possible. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.