was patented. 1911: The first
cable message was sent around
the world by the NY Time from the U.S. via 29,000 miles of commercial telegraph wires;
it read "This message sent around the world." 1923:
Vilfredo Pareto, the
economist who created the Pareto chart, died. 1930:
Philo Farnsworth patented his television system. 1936:
Weston, founder of the Weston Electrical Instrument Company, died. 1953: The Soviet
Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb. 1975: NASA launched the
Viking 1 spacecraft to
Mars. 1977: The United States launched
an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings
in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature. 2001:
Sir Fred Hoyle,
the astronomer who coined the term "Big Bang," 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.