Sir Joseph Larmor, the first to calculate the rate at which energy
is radiated by an accelerated electron, and the first to explain the splitting of spectrum
lines by a magnetic field, was born. 1902:
who along with George Uhlenbeck, conceived of the concept of electron spin, was born.
1911: Dr. John Stapp,
who pioneered research in high acceleration effects on the human body, was born. 1927:
Theodore Maiman, inventor of the first operational laser, was born.
1934: The first appointments to the newly created
Federal Communications Commission
were made. 1955: The
U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado Springs, CO, at
Lowry Air Base. 1955: Congress authorizes all U.S. currency to say "In God We Trust." 1962: The first worldwide TV transmission occurred
when the Telstar
communications satellite picked up broadcast signals from France and bounced them down
to an antenna in Maine, delivering the first live television picture from Europe to America.
1979: The abandoned U.S. space station
Skylab returned to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showered
debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
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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.