, inventor and manufacturer of locks, including the
cylinder or pin-tumbler lock known by his name, was born. 1826:
, inventor of the Gramme dynamo, was
born. 1850: The city of
was incorporated. 1876: Alfred Nobel obtained a
patent for his
coupound.1883: American inventor
, who invented the first steam locomotive, named
"Tom Thumb," died. 1919:
Sir William Crookes
, who showed that cathode rays were fast-moving
electrons, died. 1929: German mechanical engineer
, who designed built the world's first practical auto
powered by an internal-combustion engine, died. 1930: The
was founded. 1932: After five years of
research, professor C.G. King, of the University of Pittsburgh,
. 1945: U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp
in Germany. 1968: Nobel laureate
Martin Luther King Jr.
, 39, was shot to death in Memphis, TN.
was formed by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, originally
interpreters for the
, of Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem fame, died. 1983:
The space shuttle
made its maiden voyage. 1984: George Orwell's novel,
, begins on this date. 1994:
(Mosaic Communications) was founded.
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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.