1742: English astronomer
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
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. Fair Use
laws permit small samples of copyrighted content.