Bugs Bunny Day. 1667:
created exponential calculus, was born. 1844:
John Dalton, known as one of the fathers of modern physical science
and formulated the Atomic Theory, died. 1849:
John Hopkinson, who developed Hopkinson's Law of magnetism and invented
the 3-phase AC generator, was born. 1866: After two failures, the first
cable, 1,686 miles long, was laid across the Atlantic Ocean between North America
and Europe. 1882: British aircraft designer
Sir Geoffrey De Havilland was born. 1888:
Philip Pratt unveiled
the first electric automobile. 1910: Charles Rolls, half of
Rolls-Royce, died. 1917:
Ford Motor Company introduced its first truck, the Model TT. 1921:
Frederick Banting announced the discovery of the hormone insulin.
1940: Billboard Magazine 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:
IBM reported a record $8.04 billion quarterly loss.
2003: Bob Hope died.
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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.