Oliver Lodge, who perfected the radio detection coherer, was born. 1885:
noted for his work in establishing units of electrical measurement, died. 1908: The Rotherhithe-Stepney
tunnel beneath the Thames was opened. 1916:
authority on electricity, magnetism and acoustics, died. 1939:
The National Baseball
Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, NY - exactly 100 years to the
day on which the game was invented by Abner Doubleday. 1944: Marvin Camras received a
patent for the wire voice recorder. 1979: Bryan Allen flew the
man powered, across the English Channel. 1981: "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"
premiered. 1987: President Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin,
publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."
2009: The switchover from analog to digital
broadcast TV signals occurred.
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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
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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
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