1594: Flemish cartographer
, developer of the map projection that bears
his name, died. 1877:
became the first to liquefy oxygen. 1881:
, who discovered the effect named after him
regarding changes in the magnetic properties of metal, was born.
1895: James Dewar exhibited his new apparatus for the production
of liquefied air. 1906:
, who developed the first color commercial television
system as well as the 33-1/3 LP phonograph record, was born. 1927:
The first Model A Fords sold for $385. 1941:
ordered his fleet to Pearl Harbor. 1942: A
nuclear chain reaction
was demonstrated by
Dr. Enrico Fermi
and his staff at the University of Chicago.
1952: The first human birth was televised to public on KOA-TV. 1965:
, who headed NACA (now NASA) for seven years and
after whom the
Dryden Flight Research Center
is named, died. 1990: The first
parliamentary election was held in newly
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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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.