Dr. Lee de Forest, inventor
of the Audion tube, was born. 1886:
who in 1916 was awarded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) first Ph.D.
in aeronautical engineering, was born. 1895: Electricity was first transmitted commercially
from the first large-scale utilization of
Niagara Falls power. 1929: The first
roller coaster built in the U.S. 1938: A
tape recorder was used for the first time in the U.S. to send a radio broadcast.
1950: Ransom Olds,
founder of Oldsmobile, died. 1957: The first
Edsel made by the Ford Motor Company
rolled out. 1974: Aviation pioneer Charles Augustus Lindbergh died. 1978: Sigmund Jahn blasted off aboard
the Russian Soyuz
31 and became the first German in space. 1998: Nobel laureate
Frederick Reines, who discovered the neutrino, 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.