Bugs Bunny Day
, discoverer of exponential calculus, was born.
, known as one of the fathers of modern physical
science and formulated the Atomic Theory, died. 1849:
, who developed Hopkinson's Law of magnetism and
invented the 3-phase AC generator, was born. 1866: After two failures,
underwater telegraph cable
, 1,686 miles long, was laid across
the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. 1882: British
Sir Geoffrey De Havilland
was born. 1888:
unveiled the first electric automobile. 1910: Charles
Rolls, half of
, died. 1917:
Ford Motor Company
introduced its first truck, the Model TT.
1921: Canadian biochemist
announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
first published its best-seller's charts.
1949: The world's first jet-propelled airliner, the British
De Havilland Comet
, made its maiden flight in England. 1993:
a record $8.04 billion quarterly loss. 2003:
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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.