Sir 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,
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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.
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
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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.