, inventor of the storage battery and namesake
of the "volt" unit, was born. 1838:
, of speed of sound unit defining fame, was born.
Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
, founder of elliptical functions, died.
, inventor of stainless steel, was born. 1875:
Auguste Bartholdi was granted patent for the
Statue of Liberty
. 1898: Car manufacturer and racing star
was born. 1908: Lee de Forest received a patent
amplification tube. 1885: Mark Twain's "Adventures
of Huckleberry Finn
" was first published. 1930: The ninth has-been
planet of our solar system,
, was discovered. 1957: American astronomer
, who showed the relationship between a star's
brightness and its spectral type, and co-created the
, died. 1967: The "Father of the
, died. 1977: The space shuttle
, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden "flight"
above the Mojave Desert. 1981: American aviation pioneer
died. 2001: Veteran NASCAR driver
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
, 49, died from injuries suffered in a crash
at the Daytona 500.
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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.