André-Marie Ampère, after whom the unit of current is named, was
born. 1901: Zénobe-Théophile
Gramme, inventor of the Gramme dynamo, died. 1930: Apollo 11 lunar lander astronaut
Aldrin was born. 1960: The U.S. Army promoted
Presley to the rank of Sergeant. 1969: Astronomers at the University of Arizona documented
the first optical identification of a pulsar. 1981: Iran released 52 Americans that had
been held hostage
for 444 days, just minutes after the U.S. presidency had transferred from Jimmy Carter
to Ronald Reagan. 1986: Britain and France announced plans to build the Chunnel
- rail tunnels underneath the English Channel. 2004: The
announced it had received a $1.5B donation from the estate of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald's
founder Ray Kroc.
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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.