1690: The first
paper money in America was issued by the Massachusetts colony. 1859: German aircraft
designer Hugo Junkers
was born, and died on this date in 1935. 1862:
Biot, who is half of the Biot-Savart Law of magnetism, died. 1894: Classic American painter
was born. 1925:
Oliver Heaviside, developer of the Heaviside step function, died. 1959: "The Day the Music Died," Buddy Holley and three
others killed in airplane crash. 1966: The first rocket-assisted controlled landing on
the Moon was made by the Soviet space vehicle
Luna 9. 1975:
x-ray tube design is the model of today's tubes, died. 1984:
blasted off on a mission that would test the Buck Rogers-style
Manned Maneuvering Unit.
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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.