, the oldest Sunday newspaper in world, was first published.
1798: Italian physician
, after whom the word "galvanic" is named, died.
, who devised the first electromagnet capable
of supporting more than its own weight, died. 1913:
, inventor of the TV remote control, was born. 1923:
WEAF radio (660 AM, NY) began broadcasting
. 1955: American airplane designer
Glenn L. Martin
died. 1965: NASA launched
with Air Force Lt. Colonel Frank Borman and Navy Commander
James A. Lovell aboard. 1973:
passed within 34,000 km of Jupiter. 1978:
, who along with George Uhlenbeck, conceived
of the concept of electron spin, died. 1991:
Pan American World Airways
ceased operations. 1994: Netscape
and Sun Microsystems announced plans to develop
(originally called LiveScript). 1998:
the second module of the International Space Station, was launched.
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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.