Sir Isaac Newton
received his M.A. from Trinity College in Cambridge. 1802: The first comic book "The Wasp," was
published. 1816: Astronomer Rudolf Wolf, who discovered the
11-year sunspot cycle, was born. 1914:
Robert Goddard received a patent for his two-stage solid fuel rocket.
1930: Construction began on Boulder Dam (later renamed
Hoover Dam). 1930:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
of Sherlock Holmes fame,
died. 1936: Several U.S. patents were issued for the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver
to its inventor, Henry Phillips. 1950: The first
Farnborough Air Show was held.
1952: The last London
tram, No. 1951, ceased operation. 1981:
Challenger, the first solar-powered aircraft, crossed the English Channel. 1986:
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2
(updated) was released. 1997: The temperature dipped to 24 °F in
Tower, MN. 2005:
attacked the London transport system, killing 37 people.
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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.