was patented by Alanson Crane. 1865:
, 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. 1883:
, the first woman to earn a degree in electrical
engineering at MIT, was born. 1902: Nobel Prize winner
, co-inventor of the transistor, was born. 1923:
, discoverer of x-rays, died. 1933: The
was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company
of New York City. 1961: The
hydroelectric project began producing power amid
a public ceremony. 1996: IBM's
supercomputer defeated Garry Kasparov for the first
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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.