1731: Brook Taylor, developer of the
in mathematics, died. 1766: Scottish chemist
inventor of the rubberized raincoat that bears his name, was born. 1800:
who invented vulcanization of rubber, was born. 1848: President James Polk turned on
the first gas
light at the White House. 1891: Thomas Edison was issued a patent for "telegraphy
without wires." 1905:
Busignies, developer of HF (high frequency) direction finding equipment, was born.
1916: Cleveland Abbe,
known as "the father of the U.S. Weather Bureau," died. : German engineer
who invented the fuel spray carburetor, died. 1940: During WWII, Germany began dropping
incendiary bombs on London in what became known as "The
Second Great Fire of London." 1949:
KC2XAK of Bridgeport,
CT, became the first UHF television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule.
1987: Cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko ended his record 326-day space flight. 1999: The
NASDAQ closed above 4,000 for the first time, at 4,041.46, after
having 60 record highs for the year.
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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.