, discoverer of the current/resistance/heat relationship
and after whom the unit of energy is named, was born. 1865: Several
veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social club called
Ku Klux Klan
Senator Robert Byrd
of WV, was a KKK Exalted Cyclops when in
his 30s). 1872: Scottish physicist
, an early investigator of thermodynamics who
, died. 1873:
, endower of the college named after him, died.
was born. 1906:
gave what is generally considered to be the
first broadcast of entertainment by radio. 1947: The
, invented days earlier by American
physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, and William Shockley,
was presented to Bell Labs management. 1963: New York International
Airport was rededicated as John F. Kennedy Airport. 1966: The
spacecraft landed on Moon. 1968: The crew of the Apollo 8
spacecraft, the first manned mission to the moon, transmitted a
from lunar orbit. 1979: The first European-built
, successfully completed its maiden flight.
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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.