1706: Benjamin Franklin
was born in Boston, MA. 1871: Andrew Hallidie received a patent for his cable car system. 1882: Leroy Firman
received a patent for the telephone switchboard. 1886: American airplane designer
Glenn L. Martin
was born. 1955: The submarine
began the first nuclear-powered test voyage. 1994: A 6.7 magnitude
struck Southern California, killing at least 61 people and causing $20 billion worth of damage. 1991: Operation
Desert Shield became
Operation Desert Storm
as the air war phase began. 1995: 5,372 people were killed when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated
, Japan. 2001: Tom Kilburn
was the first to succeed in storing and then retrieving a bit of data via software, 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.