de Ulloa, who discovered the element Platinum (Pt), was born. 1866: The Royal Aeronautical
Society was founded in London. 1896: Dr. Henry Smith took the first X-ray photograph
- a hand with a bullet in it (he shot a corpse to get the pic). 1906: The
DOW closed above 100 for the first time. 1908: A wireless message was
sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 1951: Radio talk
show host Rush Limbaugh
was born. 1966: The Batman television series debuted on ABC. 1968: AT&T adopted "9-1-1" as the emergency
telephone number. 1970: The Boeing 747 made its maiden voyage. 1971: "All in the Family"
debuted on CBS. 1997: HAL
9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) of "2001: A Space Odyssey" fame,
became operational. 2001: Hewlett-Packard co-founder
(Bill) Hewlett died in Palo Alto, CA, at age 87.
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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.