1838: Edward Morley,
of Michelson-Morley speed of light measurement fame, was born. 1859: Clock maker
Seth Thomas died. 1886: Karl Benz
received a patent for the first successful, gasoline-powered car. 1901: American engineer
Allen Du Mont,
who invented the first commercial cathode ray tube, was born. 1959: London's famous
fog was so dense that it brought public transportation to a standstill.
1996: France ended it
nuclear bomb testing program. This was one boring day in history!
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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.