founder of Cadillac Motors, was born. 1880: The
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was founded during a meeting in NYC in the
office of American Machinist. 1923: The sealed doorway to the sepulchral chamber of
King Tutankhamen's (Tut) tomb was opened. 1937: Wallace Carothers received
a patent for
nylon. 1946: The four-seat
Sikorsky S51, single rotor helicopter flew as Igor Sikorsky's first
commercially licensed helicopter. 1949:
International Rectifier shipped the first commercial semiconductor
devices. 1968: Senator Rankin Fite completed the first
made in the United States in Haleyville. 1978: The first computer bulletin board system
(BBS) went online in Chicago,
IL. 2006: Robert Adler,
co-inventor of the TV remote control and 6-decade Zenith employee, 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.