inventor of the computer mouse, was born. 1933: The first episode of the ''Lone Ranger'' radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.
1948: Airplane pioneer Orville
Wright died. 1951: Austrian engineer
who designed the Volkswagen along with his sport scars, died. 1958:
designer of the first jet-powered aircraft, died. 1964: The United States launched
Ranger 6, an unmanned
spacecraft carrying television cameras that was to crash-land on the moon. 1987: The
U.S. Department of Energy announced its intention to build the world's largest particle
accelerator, called the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), which was cancelled in 1995
after $2B had been spent. 1991: Nobel physicist
John Bardeen, co-inventor of the transistor along with William Shockley
and Walter Brattain, died. 2001: The Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel
Pentium III processor was released. 2002: Japan's last coal mine was closed due to
high production costs and cheap imports. 2005:
Iraqis voted in their country's first free election in a half-century.
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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.