Sir Isaac Newton
was born. 1809: Blind
French educator Louis Braille
, inventor of the tactile reading system bearing his name, was born. 1895:
, founder of Grumman Aircraft, was born. 1940: British Nobel physicist
, who discovered the Josephson effect, was born. 1958: The first man-made object
to orbit the earth, the Russian
satellite, fell back into the
atmosphere and disintegrated after 92 days in space. 1961:
, the famous physicist with the dead cat (maybe), died. 1983: Time Magazine
published its 1982 "Man of the Year
" edition, having selected the Personal Computer. 1994: The
convened as the first entirely under Republican control since the Eisenhower era. 2004:
approved a new, democratic,
constitution. 2004: NASA's
, the first of two Mars exploratory landers, landed on Mars.
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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.