astronomer Tycho Brahe
was born. 1896: General James "Jimmy" Doolittle, famous for, amongst other things, his raid
on Tokyo in 1942, was born. 1902: Laying down the first cable across the Pacific Ocean
began as the British Cable Ship
left San Francisco, California, headed for Hawaii. 1922: Nobel Prize winning Russian
Nikolay Basov, who developed the maser, was born. 1943: American
Kellogg, who invented the corn flake and founded a company bearing his name, died.
1962: U.S. space probe
2 transmitted data from Venus, when it came within 22,000 miles of Venus and measured
the temperature and other characteristics of the planet. 1986:
Voyager, the experimental
aircraft piloted by
Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California
on the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world. 1999:
creator of the comic strip Peanuts, announced his retirement. 2004: The
the highest bridge in the world, spanning the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, France,
was opened for traffic. 2006: Computer hard drive pioneer
Norman Krim, designer of Raytheon's CK722 germanium PNP transistor, 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.