Klaproth, who discovered uranium, zirconium, and cerium, was born. 1792: Russian
mathematician Nikolay Lobachevsky, who is credited with developing non-Euclidean
geometry, was born. 1935: German astronomer
Schmidt, who invented the type of reflecting telescope named after him (Schmidt telescope,
etc.), died. 1941: The U.S. Civil Air Patrol was created. 1941:
Federico Faggin, inventor of the Z80 microprocessor, was born. 1969:
The U.S. government held its first
since World War II. 1989: Ford acquired
Jaguar Cars for $2.5 billion.
1990: British and French workers digging the
Tunnel ("Chunnel") under the English Channel finally met in the service tunnel after
knocking out a passage large enough to walk through and shake hands, 22.3 km from the
U.K. and 15.6 km from France. 1998: Exxon announced an $80B deal to buy Mobil, thus creating
the 3rd largest company on the planet.
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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.