1777: German mathematician and experimenter in magnetism
Carl Friedrich Gauss
was born. 1897:
first announced the existence of electrons at the
Royal Institution Friday Evening Discourse. 1900: Famous railway
met his end in a collision with another train crossing
his track. 1945: As Russian troops approached his Berlin bunker,
committed suicide along with his wife of one day,
Eva Braun. 1955: Mendelevium, element 101, was announced. 1964:
ruled that all TV receivers should be equipped to receive
both VHF (channels 2-13) and the new UHF (channels 14-83). 1975:
ended when the government in Saigon announced its
unconditional surrender to the Vietcong - a slaughter ensued thereafter.
ground to a halt for hours. 2001: California businessman
arrived at the international space station aboard
a Russian spacecraft.
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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.