1627: Irish chemist
, of Boyle's gas law fame, was
born. 1812: English mathematician
, who held the record for
to the most places (707) until the digital computer was
developed, was born. 1881: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and others signed an agreement to organize the
Oriental Telephone Company
1915: Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S.
Transcontinental Telephone Line
Samuel T. Cohen
, designer of the neutron bomb, was born. 1945: Grand Rapids, MI, became the first U.S. city to
the drinking water. 1970: The movie M*A*S*H
premiered in theaters. 1981: The
held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived in the United States. 2004: The Opportunity
rover returned its first pictures from the Martian surface.
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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
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