Samuel F.B. Morse,
developer of Morse Code, was born. 1880: The first U.S. patent for an
electric hearing aid was issued to F.D. Clarke and M.G. Foster. 1889:
Espenschied, co-inventor of coaxial cable, was born. 1896:
Carothers, developer of nylon, was born. 1937: The first Social Security payment
was made in the United States. 1946: The first commercial carrier ship to be equipped
with radar, the SS African Star, was placed in service. 1953: In
the U.S. offered $50,000 and political asylum to any Communist pilot that delivered a
MIG jet. 1960: The first atomic powered electric-drive submarine,
was launched in Groton, CT. 1989: Japanese industrialist
founder of the electronics company that bears his name, died.
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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.