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Note: These historical tidbits have been collected from various sources, mostly on the Internet.
As detailed in
, 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.
historical events and dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and
birthday. Please do not submit your death date ;-)
A couple years ago, I began commemorating the birthdays of notable people and events with
RF Cafe logos
. Where available, I like to use images from postage stamps from the country where
the person or event occurred.
Sir J.J. Thomson, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on cathode rays, was born. 1890: American electrical
Edwin Armstrong, a pioneer in radio communications and electronic theory and inventor of the CW transmitter,
regenerative & superheterodyne circuits, and frequency modulation, was born. 1926: G.N. Lewis coined the word
"photon." 1957: The
Shippingport Atomic Power Station in PA, the first civilian nuclear facility to generate
electricity in the United States, went online. 1958: Project
(Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment), the first American communication satellite, was launched on an
Atlas booster. 1977: Voyager 1 took the first photograph of the Earth and the moon together. 1997: The 9.3-mile
Tokyo Bay Aqualine
bridge and tunnel that spans the narrowest gap of Tokyo Bay, opened to traffic after 31 years of studies. 1998:
ICANN, the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers, was formed.