Sir Isaac Newton
was born (per the Julian calendar used then). 1809: Blind French educator
inventor of the tactile reading system bearing his name, was born. 1895:
founder of Grumman Aircraft, was born. 1940: British Nobel physicist
Brian Josephson, who discovered the Josephson effect, was born. 1958:
The first man-made object to orbit the earth, the Russian
Sputnik I satellite,
fell back into the atmosphere and disintegrated after 92 days in space. 1961:
Erwin Schrödinger, 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 104th Congress convened as the first entirely under Republican control
since the Eisenhower era. 2004: Afghanistan approved a new, democratic, constitution. 2004: NASA's
Spirit Rover, 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. 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.