Antonio 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
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
was born. 1966: The
television series debuted on ABC. 1968: Bell Systems 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:
9000 (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) of "2001: A Space Odyssey" fame, became operational. 2001:
William (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.