1742: English astronomer Edmond Halley, who discovered the comet that now bears his name, died. 1873: "Celluloid" was registered as a trademark by John Hyatt. 1934: French scientist Paul Vieille, inventor of smokeless gun powder, died. 1943: American biochemist Shannon Lucid, who stayed aboard the Russian space station Mir in 1996 for a women's record-breaking 188 days, was born. 1981: The FCC freed stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish. 2005: The Huygens space probe landed on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, being the most distant landing.
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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.
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