Bob Pease hero.
New Mexico Annexation Day. 1834: Aeronautical pioneer
Samuel Langley was born. 1868:
Willis Whitney, who founded the General Electric research laboratory,
was born. 1902: In
Hartford, CT, President Theodore Roosevelt became the first
president to ride in an automobile. 1906: The
Victor Talking Machine Company began to manufacture the Victrola
record player. 1910: Japan formally annexed
Korea. 1932: The
began its first TV broadcast in England. 1940: Analog design legend
Bob Pease was born. 1940:
Sir Oliver Lodge, who perfected the radio detection coherer,
died. 1962: The world's first
nuclear-powered ship, the
Savannah, completed its maiden voyage from Yorktown, VA, to
Savannah, GA. 1890: James McDonnell, founder of the
McDonnell Aircraft Company, died. 1992:
Vicki Weaver was killed by an FBI sharpshooter as she stood
with her baby in her arms at Ruby Ridge, OR, compliments of Janet
Reno. 1989: The first complete ring around
Neptune was discovered.
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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.