Celsius, after whom the temperature scale is named, died. 1792: The
was first used in France to execute highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier. 1840:
mathematician and experimenter in electromagnetic theory, died. 1849:
Felix Klein, mathematician
and creator of the single-surfaced Klein bottle, was born. 1859: Ground was broken for
Canal. 1874: Radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi was born in Bologna, Italy. 1900: Austrian-Swiss
Wolfgang Pauli, of Exclusion Principal fame, was born. 1901: New
York became the first state to require automobile license plates - the fee was $1. 1927:
Dudley Allen Buck,
inventor of the cryotron switch and ferroelectric RAM, was born. 1928:
who piloted the airplane that flew Admiral Byrd, died. 1953: Dr. James D. Watson and
Dr. Francis H.C. Crick suggested the double helix structure of
DNA. 1961: Robert Noyce was granted a patent for the
integrated circuit. 1990: The
Telescope was deployed.
| Feb | Mar |
Apr | May |
Jun | Jul |
Aug | Sep |
Oct | Nov |
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.