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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...

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Day in Engineering History Archive - February 24

February 24

"His Master's Voice" trademarked. Click here to return to the RF Cafe homepage.1663: Thomas Newcomen, inventor of the atmospheric steam engine, was born. 1810: Henry Cavendish, discoverer of hydrogen and nitrogen, died. 1815: Robert Fulton, whose Clermont was the first truly successful steamboat, died. 1839: William Otis received a patent for the steam shovel. 1856: Russian mathematician Nikolay Lobachevsky, who is credited with developing non-Euclidean geometry, died. 1923: Edward Morley, of Michelson-Morley speed of light measurement fame, died. 1925: RCA's (Victrola Talking Machine Company) "His Master's Voice" was trademark registered. 1942: The Voice of America (VOA) radio began its broadcasts to Nazi occupied nations. 1942: The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort. 1949: "Bumper 5," the first two-stage rocket to reach outer space was launched from the White Sands Proving Grounds, NM. 1968: The discovery of pulsars was announced by Nature. 1987: An exploding supernova was discovered in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.

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Note: These 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.
Please submit significant historical events and dates for inclusion in these lists. I will be glad to include your name and birthday. Please do not submit your death date ;-) A couple 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.