Peltier, discoverer of the effect whereby current passing through a junction of dissimilar
metals produces heat or cold depending on polarity, was born. 1857: German physicist
Hertz, who was the first to broadcast and receive radio waves, was born. 1876:
Johns Hopkins University opened for business in Baltimore, MD 1900:
inventor of the first accurate barometric altimeter, was born. 1974:
Barbara Allen Rainey became the first female aviator in the U.S. Navy.
1994: The Justice Department charged 31-year CIA veteran
and his wife, Rosario, with selling national security secrets to the Soviet Union (Ames
was later sentenced to life in prison; his wife received a 5-year term).
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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.