1876: Alexander Bell filed an application for a patent for the
telephone. 1877: American radio pioneer
Pickard, inventor of the crystal detector, was born. 1924:
International Business Machines (IBM) was born when the Computing- Tabulating- Recording
Company formally changed its name. 1943: German mathematician
of Hilbert Transform fame, died. 1946: The world's first programmable electronic digital
(the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was demonstrated at the Moore School
of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. 1950: American physicist
the "Father of Radio Astronomy" who discovered the cosmic background radiation, died.
(Lr, 103) was produced at University of CA, Berkeley. 1989: The first operational satellite
of the Global Positioning System (Block II) was placed into orbit around Earth.
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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.