Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy. 1797:
Henry Steinway, of overstrung iron-frame grand piano fame, was born.
1826: George Stoney, who introduced the term "electron" as the fundamental
unit of electric charge, was born. 1842: Adhesive postage stamps were used for the first
time. 1861: Alfred Whitehead, co-author with Bertrand Russell "Principia
Mathematica," was born. 1884:
Alfred C. Gilbert, inventor of the
Erector Set, was born. 1897:
Ferdinand Braun published an article in "Annalen der Physik und Chemie"
describing his "Braun Tube", which was the first cathode-ray oscilloscope. 1965:
Canada's new maple leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa. 1971: The British
Government issued a new decimal currency to supplant the original pound, shilling and
pence system (now referred to as
D-Day). 1996: Microwave pioneer
Ernst Weber died. 2007:
inventor of the TV remote control, died.
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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.