who discovered that an electric current flows between different conductive materials
that are kept at different temperatures (Seebeck Effect),
was born. 1864:
Sebastian de Ferranti, an electrical engineer who developed the first
10 kV (4x previous) transmission system and components, was born. 1865: Robert E. Lee
surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in VA. 1895: Astronomer
proved the rings of Saturn were composed of meteoric particles. 1899:
founder of the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, was born. 1927: Bell Laboratories
and the Department of Commerce held the 1st long-distance transmission of a live picture
and voice (television) simultaneously. 1934:
Oskar von Miller,
who pioneered the electric power industry in Germany, was born. 1940: Germany
Denmark and Norway. 1953: Man in the Dark, the first 3D motion picture produced and released
by a major company, was shown. 1959: NASA announced the selection of America's first
astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom,
Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton. 1963: Winston Churchill becomes first
honorary U.S. citizen. 1965: "TIME"
magazine featured a cover with the entire "Peanuts" gang. 1967: The first
made its maiden flight. 2003: Newly liberated Iraqi citizens toppled a statue of
Saddam Hussein in Baghdad.
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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.