who studied the solar eclipse phenomenon of
Baily's Beads, died. 1871: British Nobel Prize winner
Sir Ernest Rutherford, who discovered alpha (α) and beta (β) particles, as
well as gamma (γ) radiation, was born. 1907:
John Mauchly, co-inventor of the
computer, was born. 1914: The
of Paris by a German airplane occurred. 1928:
Wilhelm Carl Werner
Otto Fritz Franz Wien, who formulated the black body radiation displacement law,
died. 1929: General Electric delivered to
Colonel E.H. Green the first commercial hybrid auto that used both
gasoline and electric power. 1940:
Sir J.J. Thomson, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on cathode rays,
died. 1963: The Hot
Line communications link between the White House and the Kremlin became operational.
Guion Bluford Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space, flying
aboard the shuttle Challenger. 1985: My son,
Philip, was born - Happy Birthday! 1993:
"The Late Show with David
Letterman" premiered on CBS. 1994: The largest U.S. defense contractor was created
when the Lockheed and
corporations agreed to a merger. 2004: Astronomer
who proposed the "dirty snowball" model for comets, 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.