was elected to the Royal Society. 1787: The first two moons of Uranus,
Titania & Oberon
, were discovered by
William Herschel, six years after he had discovered the planet itself. 1872:
, inventor of the
quartz crystal based Pierce oscillator, was born. 1922:
used to treat diabetes. 1923: Tom
, founder of the Celestron telescope company, was born. 1935: American aviator
trip from Honolulu to Oakland, CA, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean
. 1941: John
, a founder of Maxim Integrated Products and co-founder of Advanced Micro Devices, was born.
became the BBC's first
television weatherman. 1991: Nobel physicist
co-founder of the positron, or positive electron, the first known particle of antimatter, died. 2000: The first
leg of the
China-US Cable Network
, the first undersea fiber optic cable network to transfer voice, data, and video
traffic directly between the U.S. and China, went into service. 2009:
John (Jack) Gifford
, a founder
of Maxim Integrated Products and co-founder of Advanced Micro Devices, 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.