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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.
1863: The fire extinguisher was patented by Alanson Crane. 1865: Heinrich Lenz, Russian physicist who framed Lenz's Law to describe the direction of flow of electric current generated by a wire moving through a magnetic field, died. 1868: Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster, who developed Brewster's Law, which relates the refractive index of a material to its polarizing angle, died. 1879: The electric arc light was used for the first time. 1902: Nobel Prize winner Walter Brattain, co-inventor of the transistor, was born. 1923: Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of x-rays, died. 1933: The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City. 1961: The Niagara Falls hydroelectric project began producing power amid a public ceremony. 1996: IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov for the first time.