Great Fire of
Rome began, as Emperor Nero reportedly fiddled on the roof. 1635:
Robert Hooke, who developed Hooke's
Law for springs, was born. 1853:
Hendrik Lorentz, after whom the Lorentz force in electromagnetism
is named, was born. 1941: The
Messerschmitt Me 262
jet fighter made its first flight, only with propeller power. 1955: The first electrical
power generated from a
nuclear station was sold commercially by the
Utah Power and Light Company.
1958: Henri Farman,
the airplane designer who invented ailerons, died. 1963: The first implantation of an
intrathoracic left artificial ventricle in a human being was made.
1968: The Intel Corporation
was incorporated by Noyce and Moore as N M Electronics. 1969: A car driven by Senator
Edward Kennedy plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick
Island near Martha's Vineyard, leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to drown. 1980: India became
the 6th nation to place a satellite, the
Rohini-1, in orbit. 1997:
Eugene Shoemaker, of Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy
9 fame, died. 1999: The RFCafe.com
domain name was registered.
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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.